Tennis courts are in! This is part of a larger sports complex that the City of Belgrade has installed off Spooner Rd. Baseball diamond, soccer fields and tennis courts.
As reported by Hannah Stiff in the Belgrade News, “The public is invited to play on the newest tennis courts in the Gallatin Valley. The courts are located in the 600 block of Spooner Road at the Belgrade Youth Sports Complex across the street from the Belgrade Bandit Legion Field. There will be a ribbon cutting dedication ceremony on August 9 at 10 a.m. After the ceremony there will be some fun tennis activities.”
As reported by NBC Montana when the courts broke ground in late March – “”The old city courts were so far gone,” said Dorothy, who is coordinating the tennis court construction project. “I was in touch with Marcia Anderson, who is a major philanthropist in the valley and she’s a big proponent of healthy activities for kids.”
Marcia Anderson, who owns a large ranch in the valley, showed just how much she cared by funding the construction and the cost of a Belgrade team for two years.
“She didn’t hesitate whatsoever to offer to fund the construction of the courts,” said Dorothy. “As well as a high school team for two years and the maintenance of the courts for two years. That’s gonna allow us to start up a high school team here.””