Once complete, the new center’s amenities and gorgeous setting may well eclipse many private clubs, yet will be open to the public at nominal fees. Multiple generations have enjoyed this one-of-a-kind center, which evokes the heyday of family tennis in the 1970s and 1980s. It is truly a Santa Barbara treasure.
With recent gifts and pledges, we’ve raised $2.4 million of the $3.2 million required to renovate the Tennis Center – that’s 75%. Those donations have already been put to good use, and the first of three phases of the renovation is now complete.
Phase 1 – $1 million:
Circa 1960s Tennis Center restrooms, pros’ offices, storage areas, and mechanical systems have been renovated.
Phase 2 – $1.5 million:
More than half the budget has been raised to improve the Center’s hardscape, make all tennis courts accessible for people with disabilities and meet ADA guidelines, and rebuild all sidewalks, gathering areas, and stadium seating. Construction begins once the budget is met. Phase II is now under way!
Phase 3 – $700,000:
Parking lot improvements and new landscaping, furniture, lighting, security, fixtures, and equipment will be addressed with future donations.
Also good news: New LED court lighting already has been installed, which improves court lighting to a collegiate level and reduces energy costs by 75%.
New LED lighting installed in the Las Positas Tennis Courts, thanks to EPIC!, reduces energy costs by 75%.
Help Us Complete the Tennis Center Renovations!