Photo credit Bogdan Glisik/Pexels
Photo credit Bogdan Glisik/Pexels

Columbia County Racquet Center open for public play

(Photo credit: Bogdan Glisik/Pexels)

The Columbia County Racquet Center, formerly Petersburg Racquet Club, is open for public play.

Since closing on the property and facility on May 1, 2023, Columbia County staff has been working
diligently to repair, upgrade and enhance the overall functionality of the complex, according to a June 5 news release from Columbia County.

“For the past five weeks, county staff has been working to repair the sidewalks throughout the facility; repair the stairways and replace the handrails to the lower courts; extend the fencing to enclose clay
courts; repair and upgrade the storm drains around the property to allow for better flow of water
run off; upgrade and plan for ADA improvements throughout the complex; and enhance the
current landscape. Staff will continue to work on Clubhouse improvements and upgrading
lighting for the sidewalks, parking lots and courts,” the release continued.

The construction of the new pickle ball courts and a new restroom will begin this year and is expected to be finished by early 2024.

The smaller parking lot will remain closed during construction of the pickle ball courts.
Patrons should access the larger parking lots from Cedar Rock Drive.

The hard tennis courts are open for public play, and reservations are not required. The clay tennis courts require reservations which can be made by calling (706) 860-9288 or emailing James Webb at Patrons are invited to play on the clay courts with the appropriate shoes until a fee schedule is approved by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. The fee schedule will require two readings which will go before the Board of Commissioners at the June 6 and June 20 meetings.

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