USTA AND AMERICAN EXPRESS UNVEIL 12 YOUTH TENNIS COURTS AT FULTON COUNTY’S BURDETT TENNIS CENTER
The United States Association (USTA), American Express, and Fulton County today unveiled 12 youth tennis courts at the Burdett Tennis Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The renovations included repairing and resurfacing six 78-foot courts and building six new youth courts, which are part of the Fresh Courts program introduced by the USTA and American Express in 2010, to support local tennis in communities across the U.S.
The Burdett Tennis Center currently serves hundreds of local residents, and holds numerous instructional classes for both children and adults. The renovation project, which began earlier this year, was completed in time for the BB&T Atlanta Open.
Fresh Courts Community Tennis Award USTA and American Express also honored the Peterson Family from College Park, Ga. with the Fresh Courts Tennis Award, recognizing their tireless efforts in the local tennis community for more than three decades. The late Coach Ernest Peterson founded the Peterson School of Tennis over 35 years ago, which provides tennis year round through after-school, summer camp and boarding sessions. The program proudly continues the great legacy under Coach Peterson’s family.