Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00
The Court of Champions Committee presented a check to the Manhasset School District at the Sept. 22 board of education meeting. The check is a gift to the school district for the construction of two new tennis courts at Manhasset High School. The tennis courts are scheduled for completion before the start of the 2012 spring tennis season.
When completed, the improved tennis facilities will be named the Dr. David H. Dorman Tennis Center in honor of Dr. David Dorman. Dr. Dorman is Manhasset High School’s award winning teacher and longtime varsity tennis coach.
The tennis project will not be 100 percent complete when the two courts are finished this coming spring. The Court of Champions will continue to raise funds in order to add finishing touches and lighting for the new courts.
The committee has been fundraising for this project since the fall of 2008 and is very excited to be able to gift the basic construction of the two courts to the district at this time. The additional courts will immediately benefit the secondary school tennis program and will also benefit Manhasset’s first ever youth tennis camp.
The youth tennis camp has been a huge success both as a fundraising vehicle for the Court of Champions and as an affordable introduction to the sport of tennis for Manhasset’s youngsters. The youth tennis camp will continue to run for the benefit of the community’s younger children as well as to support future improvements to the secondary school’s tennis facilities.
The Court of Champions Committee, a sub committee of the Indian’s Rock Foundation, is grateful to all of the community supporters, Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, the Booster Club, The Manhasset Board of Education, Superintendent Charles Cardillo, and Deputy Superintendent Rosemary Johnson for their unwavering support and tireless efforts in working with the committee to realize their goal.