Tennis players of all ages flooded the steps of the Lafayette County Chancery Building Wednesday afternoon in the form of a peaceful rally to help raise awareness regarding the possibility of expanding the John Leslie Tennis Courts.
The project, which has already been approved by the city, would expand the current facility from eight to 21 courts. The renovation would also include the addition of a pavilion, practice courts, a championship court, new bathroom facilities, additional parking and possibly a pro shop, making it the largest public facility in the state.
While the city has already signed off on the expansion, it’s now the county’s supervisors which must vote to approve the expansion on Sept. 7.
Led by new Lafayette High coach Debbie Swindoll and Oxford coach Louis Nash, the players were armed with signs saying things such as “we need more courts,” “Got Tennis?” and “kids love to play tennis.” (August 26, 2010, Page 6)
The anticipation is finally over.
On Tuesday, both Ole Miss tennis teams watched from the Indoor Practice Facility as the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament fields were officially announced.
The men, who rank 18th in the country, are headed to College Station, Texas to participate in the Texas A&M Regional. The Rebels face TCU (12-12 overall) in the first round.
As for the No. 17 Lady Rebels, they learned they’ll be headed to the Georgia Tech Regional in Atlanta for the second-straight year. This time around, they’ll face No. 4 seed UC-Irvine (13-10). (May 5, 2010, Page 8)
After dropping a tough doubles point, the No. 18 Ole Miss men’s tennis team fought back against No. 2 Ohio State, but in the end the Rebels’ efforts in the six singles matches fell short as the Buckeyes claimed a 4-2 victory at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center on Wednesday (April 15, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A colossal match that will play a huge role in determining if the Ole Miss Rebels host an NCAA regional or not next month will be played Wednesday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. (more…) (April 13, 2010)
A final push to capture the Southeastern Conference Western Division title begins this weekend for the Ole Miss men’s tennis team. The Rebels (13-5 overall, 4-4 in the SEC) host Auburn (8-9, 4-4) at 2 p.m. Friday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center and then Alabama on Sunday at 1 p.m. (April 8, 2010, Page 6)
A huge match that could decide if No. 14 Ole Miss will host an NCAA regional later this year will be played Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center when the Rebels host No. 6 Florida. (March 26, 2010, Page 7A)