Arlington Tennis Center nears construction

The Daily Memphian
Tom Bailey

Arlington is moving forward with plans to build six tennis courts with an open lawn and other amenities.

The $1.8 million Arlington Tennis Center adjoins the town’s existing sports complex at the southeast corner of Memphis-Arlington and Milton Wilson roads.

The municipality filed for a building permit on Monday. Grinder, Taber & Grinder will build the facility on six acres.

Phase 1 of a larger plan, the work also includes an open lawn, picnic pavilion, restrooms, walkways and parking lot, town planner Angela Reeder said. “So there’s room on site for additional courts and potentially some other facilities’’ in the future, she said.

“It’s been on our long-term plan for quite a while to add some courts in town,’’ Reeder said.

The Arlington school system’s high school and middle school tennis teams, which don’t have tennis courts of their own, will also use the new tennis facilities, she said.

The town has 13,217 residents, according to a special census taken early this year.

Kristi Slipher