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May 6, 2014

Tennis court discussions on hold

Knoxville — In following up on our recent reports regarding the tennis courts in Knoxville, City Manager Harold Stewart said he has met with Knoxville Schools Superintendent Randy Flack to discuss the courts' future. 

As reported, the courts at Young's Park are owned by the City of Knoxville. The City of Knoxville and Knoxville Schools have an existing agreement that indicates that the school district, which uses the courts for its tennis teams, is responsible for maintaining the surface of the courts. 

Flack and the school board discussed the courts at a recent board meeting. At the conclusion of this exchange, the superintendent was directed to contact Stewart to gauge the City's receptiveness to jointly building a new set of courts. The board would like to see the courts built somewhere less prone to suffer water damage. 

According to Stewart, he talked to Flack. The two decided to put the discussions on hold until all of the district's personnel transitions are complete. Flack is retiring at the end of the school year, as is the school's activities director, Randy Wilson. People have been hired to fill these positions, and when they officially take over, discussions may resume. 

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