We are pleased to announce that ground has been broken on the new Camden Classically Carolina Tennis Complex. This project is a joint effort with the award-winning landscape, architecture and land planning firm Kenneth B. Simmons Associates (KBSA) of Columbia. City staffers Tom Couch, Public Works Director, and John Burns, Building Director will be supervising the work and Loveless Contracting was awarded the bid for site work and construction of the complex.
At the groundbreaking, Camden City Manager Mel Pearson said, “We took into consideration certain amenities that would set this tennis complex apart from others around the state to make it more attractive to regional tournaments and the public in general. Unlike most facilities of this size, we are located right downtown, within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. In this respect, Camden’s tennis complex is unique. As players and their family, friends and spectators can easily access shopping, dining and sightseeing at such convenience, we expect to see an economic boost, as other communities have when similar venues have been added to the community.”
The project includes 16 courts, 16 tennis courts, canopied bleachers for spectator seating, 14 pickleball courts a club house, with pro shop, office, and public restrooms, as well as a 1,150 square foot front porch.
Read more about the project here.