The Henryetta Chamber held a ribbon cutting recently after the official dedication of the Dr. Carlton E. Smith Tennis Complex. (See related story)
President Jeremy Roberts made comments about the project, “When you look at the tennis courts, this is something that you would see in Tulsa or Oklahoma City, but it is right here in Henryetta, Ok.”
Roberts went on to say, “On behalf of the Henryetta Chamber of Commerce, we want to say Thank you to the Henryetta Tennis Association for the work they have done by completing a very large project. The Tennis Association attained funding for over $250,000 for the first phase of the project. This group of people saw a need of improving the existing courts, a plan was formed and executed. Countless hours were put into this by each and every one of them. Many people in this community invested in this project and we thank you as well. Not only will this improve the quality of the tennis courts, but also our Main Street. This is a treasure to have right here in our city.”
Roberts went on, “The economic impact will be felt with the tournaments and matches that will take place for years to come. Parents and grandparents, friends and family will be following the tennis players around I am sure. They will need to eat, purchase fuel and other supplies and they may need to stay a night or two in our hotels.”
Roberts said the investment will pay dividends for the community as well as provide a fun learning experience for all that play tennis. He thanked the Tennis Association for their vision and improvement of the city
“It is something to be proud of and I would encourage everyone to get involved in some capacity and take pride in Henryetta, our home town. It’s a great day to be a Henryetta Knight!”
Photos by Allen Gardner
Sponsors help support the tennis courts year round. 100% of the sign income is used to support the summer tennis program.