Tennis courts

New West Hartford Tennis Courts complete by October


WEST HARTFORD, CT — The city’s elected higher council has given the acting city manager the go-ahead to take steps to build 12 new tennis courts each at Conard and Hall high schools.

If all goes well, they could be finished by October, city officials said.

West Hartford City Council voted unanimously 10-0 on Tuesday to authorize West Hartford Acting City Manager Rick Ledwith to formally accept state funds and sign all required documents for the project.

On March 31, the State Bond Commission awarded the City of West Hartford $3 million for the total 24 tennis courts.

Hall High School is at 975 N. Main St., while Conard High School is at 110 Beechwood Road.

The project will include not only new grounds in the secondary schools, but also fencing, lighting, netting, landscaping and other associated amenities.

Ledwith said West Hartford’s representation in the Legislative Assembly, as well as the governor’s office, allowed the funding to be awarded, which now means taxpayers won’t have to back the project.

“Thanks to the cooperation of our West Hartford delegation, we were able to receive 100% funding for this project from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,” Ledwith told advisors.

The project is now expected to kick off this month and be complete by October, well in time for the 2023 high school tennis season, which is in the spring.

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