As a result of a major grant provided by the United States Tennis Assocation (USTA), as well as through financial support provided by the Gunston School community, the YMCA of the Chesapeake, and Maryland tennis icon Pam Shriver, The Gunston School will commence construction on 6-court community tennis complex that should be operational by June.
As an ADA-compliant facility that includes “blended lines” for promoting youth tennis, the Gunston Community Tennis Complex (GCTC) will be the only facility of its kind in the Mid-Shore region.
“Thanks to the tremendous support of our own community, the USTA, Pam Shriver, and the YMCA of the Chesapeake, we will now be able to provide a robust menu of programming for the community that will include Play Days, tennis festivals, lessons, tennis camps, and Junior Team Tennis among many other offerings,” noted Gunston’s Headmaster John Lewis. ”The GCTC will expand the breadth and depth of outdoor recreation opportunities for both Gunston students and youth in our community. We are especially excited by the offerings that will become available through our YMCA Camp Gunston summer program.”
The Gunston School’s tennis team has recently won a series of ESIAC team and singles championships, and is now coached by former ATP Top-400 player Dexter MacBride.
In designing the courts, the school worked closely with the USTA’s skilled technical team, and the facility will include a “tailgate pavilion” for school and community events.
About The Gunston School, Inc.: The Gunston School is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory high school located in Centreville, Maryland and founded in 1911.
Photo: This is an overhead image of the site plan for the new Gunston Community Tennis Complex (GCTC) on the Gunston campus.