Jim Plantz, associate high school principal - activities director. told board members there is also a possibility of working something out with the city of Tama concerning the deteriorated tennis courts at the high school.
Plantz reported Tama has the money for tennis courts but does not have the land to build on. This would have to be studied to see how this would fit in with other building projects. Plantz said the district had applied for a Tama County Community Foundation grant for new tennis courts, but was denied.
The courts were used for tennis matches this past season but an ongoing problem with drainage is known to be causing the courts to break up.
A proposal by Struxture, a Waterloo engineering firm, to make recommendations for various locations, engineering work and to draw formal plans for a new tennis court would cost $25,000. The board rejected the study proposal.
Court No. 1 at the South Tama High School tennis complex shows deterioration of the surface and patching. The surface of the courts makes safety a concern as well as playability. News-Herald/John Speer