Efforts to create a new park near the Garden Terrace subdivision on the west side of town are finally moving forward after more than a year of discussions with the Oxford Park Commission concerning the location of the open space. The neighborhood is working with OPC and the city to transfer the property to the city to begin the development of the park. (October 28, 2010, Page 1)
David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)
If county officials agree to help, the Oxford Park Commission is hoping to build the largest community tennis facility in Mississippi.
OPC Director Rob Boyd asked the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to consider chipping in $1.5 million with the city of Oxford to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from 12 to 24 courts. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford has been a town known for a lot of different things over the years. It’s a football town in the fall, a baseball town in the spring and a very slow town in the middle of the summer. But one thing that Oxford is throughout the year is a tennis town. (June 25, 2010, Page 7A)
A drive to expand the existing John Leslie Tennis Courts into a one-of-a-kind tennis facility continued Tuesday night with a town hall meeting at the Oxford Conference Center.
Oxford’s vibrant tennis community turned out in force as approximately 200 people watched a video presentation narrated by Oxford Park Commission Executive Director Rob Boyd and supported by a handful of the tennis improvement committee members that have been working on the project for the past eight months. The informational meeting, which included a short question and answer period after the presentation, outlined the master plan of the tennis court expansion to the public for the first time. (June 23, 2010, Page 2B)
With a 60 percent chance of rain predicted for most of the day today, the Oxford Park Commission’s first Movie in the Park event might have be put off for another day. OPC officials say they will decide by 3 this afternoon whether to postpone the event to Saturday. Check the OPC website at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or call 232-2380. (June 4, 2010, Page 3A)
Amateur singers and dancers got the chance to display their skills Tuesday as the Powerhouse Community Arts Center hosts Oxford’s Got Talent, an avent staged as the community’s inaugural talent show. (March 25, 2010, Page 2A)