Summer and Fall Updates
for the Tennis Center
May 22 Welcome Back/Fundraising Dinner: We held our 1st fundraising dinner at Smokin’ Aces Restaurant at Oak Hills in May and it was a success! There were about 65 people in attendance and we raised over $5,500 from ticket sales and a silent auction. The dinner’s mission was to bring together the Oak Hills Tennis Friends to kick off the tennis season and to honor the memory of our good friend Arthur Goldblatt.
The money was added to the $22,000 that has been raised during 2021 for a total of $27,500. With these funds donated from so many generous donors, we have been able to complete our first major project of a new stone patio in back of the tennis building and a walkway that runs from the courts to the parking lot. It looks great!
We plan to have a ceremony in October to name our new patio “Arthur’s Court” in memory of Art Goldblatt. Our ceremony will include some food/wine and possibly a guitar player. The Patio was one of the projects Art always talked about – having a place for tennis players to gather, socialize and enjoy the game of tennis.
We have put together a new Fundraising Committee and we will be meeting monthly to help get ideas to enhance our facility, like completing the pathways, a pergola for shade, enhancing the grounds with perennials and possibly new fencing for the courts, are all on the list.
Youth Tennis Program: We have put together a beginner’s program for young tennis players for the months of September and October that will take place on Sundays on our Har Tru courts. Information and registration are under our Tennis tab on https://www.oakhillsgc.com/
Supporters of Oak Hills Park: The Supporters of Oak Hills Park, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit established in 2018 by several former Oak Hills Park Authority (OHPA) members to serve as a conduit for people to donate to the park for everything from park improvements to programs. Your support is greatly appreciated! Please click on this link to donate for tennis improvements.
On behalf of all Oak Hills Tennis Friends,
Rich Dellinger & Jim Hollyday, Co-chairs
Terrill McGoldrick, Secretary
David McGoldrick, Communications Coordinator
Denise Brown, OHPA Representative/Treasurer