Media Release

Jonesville Tennis Center Receives USTA Awards

Monday, August 8, 2011 1:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Parks and Recreation Division is proud to announce that the Jonesville Tennis Center has received two awards from the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Jonesville Tennis Center has been awarded the "2011 Outstanding Facility Award" and the "2011 Featured Facility Award."

The tennis facility at Jonesville Park is a public/private project. This year's USTA awards follow the facility's previous "2010 Member Organization of the Year Award," and shows the success the park has had and the success of the partnership with Jonesville Tennis LLC, Dave Porter, Jonesville Tennis President and Owner, as well as the facility's staff.

On July 8, 2008, the Alachua County Board of County Commission entered into agreement with Jonesville Tennis LLC for the construction and management of the Jonesville Park tennis complex. The construction of the facility took one year at a cost of nearly $2.2 million. The project was jointly funded by Jonesville Tennis LLC (45%) and Alachua County (55%). The facility had its grand opening on May 9, 2009.

The United States Tennis Association’s "2011 Outstanding Facility Award" program was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those facilities whose efforts make a positive statement about the vitality of the game. Jonesville Tennis has been recognized by USTA as having met the high standards set for this award.

The "2011 Featured Facility Award" is given to the one facility (among those chosen to receive the USTA Outstanding Facility Award) that demonstrates exceptional excellence in facility design, court construction, amenities and related components; and promotes high standards in tennis facilities that enhance the enjoyment of tennis in their local area. This award also recognizes the facility as an early adopter of the QuickStart tennis format. The Jonesville Tennis Center is the third ever recipient of this portion of the Facility Award program and is a special honor for the Jonesville Tennis Center staff.

The 2011 USTA Awards ceremony will be held in New York City on September 4, 2011.

The Jonesville Tennis Center is located at Jonesville Park (14100 NW 32nd Ave, Gainesville).

For more information, contact Alachua County Parks Superintendent, Robert Avery at 352-374-5245 ext. 1247 or


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