A new multimillion-dollar tennis center is set to appear on the Flower Mound Ballot.
The Flower Mound Town Council unanimously voted to place the construction of the new facility on a general election ballot set to appear on May 6 during its latest meeting.
As of now, the city of Flower Mound only has five public tennis courts for over 77,000 residents. One of these is Glenwick Park Court, while the other four are located at Leonard and Helen Johns Community Park Courts.
The city previously announced that these four courts would be receiving an upgrade as of March 10. Contractors were set to provide these courts with new fencing as well as wind screening.
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Ann Martin said that even if this proposition is not passed in May, there is still a need for more tennis courts within the city.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in this from residents who want to play tennis and pickleball in Flower Mound,” said Martin, according to Community Impact. “I don’t know if [getting this] is going to be a battle, but it’s going to take work to get the word out for it to pass,” she continued.
This new facility would have 16 lighted tennis courts, 12 lighted pickleball courts, walking trails, a playground, and a clubhouse complete with restrooms, according to official documents.
The Flower Mound study conducted in April 2022 surveyed the public’s attitude toward the project.
88% of respondents to the survey indicated that they would make use of a tennis center in the city. In addition, 89% of this same set of people indicated that having restrooms on the site would be important.
83% of this same group indicated lighted courts were important, 80% believed shade in the tennis center was important, and 78% indicated water fountains were important.
The $15 million cost for the tennis facility would be split in two different ways. Half would be funded by the general obligation bond program, while the other half would be split evenly among the city’s general fund, park development fund, and 4B Sales Tax.
“It would fill a gigantic need for the community,” said Lori Fickling, Lewisville Chamber of Commerce president, according to Community Impact. “I play pickleball but have to drive to Southlake to find a court. This would be huge to have such a nice place nearby,” she continued.
If passed, this tennis center would be constructed within a two-year timespan. The current time of completion is set for 2025.