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CityTV’s ‘Storytellers’ features story behind Adams Tennis Complex

CityTV’s newest episode of “Murfreesboro Storytellers” showcases the story of a win-win partnership that culminated in the development and construction of the new Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro.

The eight-court facility, which opened in mid-July at 925 Gold Lane in Old Fort Park, will be the new home of Blue Raider tennis.

Hosted by John Hood, MTSU’s director of community engagement and support, the September episode features Gary Arbit, operations coordinator of the Adams Tennis Complex; Lanny Goodwin, director of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department; Frank Fly, Murfreesboro attorney and tennis enthusiast; and Chris Massaro, MTSU Director of Athletics.

Pictured, from left, inside Adams Tennis Complex are Gary Arbit, operations coordinator of the Adams Tennis Complex; Lanny Goodwin, director of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department; John Hood, host of "Storytellers"; Frank Fly, Murfreesboro attorney and tennis enthusiast; and Chris Massaro, MTSU Director of Athletics. (City of Murfreesboro photo)

Pictured, from left, inside Adams Tennis Complex are Gary Arbit, operations coordinator of the Adams Tennis Complex; Lanny Goodwin, director of the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department; John Hood, host of “Storytellers”; Frank Fly, Murfreesboro attorney and tennis enthusiast; and Chris Massaro, MTSU Director of Athletics. (City of Murfreesboro photo)

The September 2015 episode can be viewed on YouTube below and on CityTV at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays; at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

CityTV is located on Comcast Xfinity Channel 3 and AT&T Uverse channel 99 or you can find the program online by visiting www.murfreesborotn.gov/storytellers

The interview features some of the following topics:

John Hood, MTSU's director of community engagement and support, is host of the monthy "Murfreesboro Storytellers" program on CityTV. (City of Murfreesboro photo)

John Hood, MTSU’s director of community engagement and support, is host of the monthy “Murfreesboro Storytellers” program on CityTV. (City of Murfreesboro photo)

  • The story behind how the Adams Tennis Complex was first conceptualized as early as 2003 with discussions of adding to the existing outdoor courts.
  • Frank Fly explains how the opportunity for the indoor complex emerged in 2006 when an agricultural group decided to relocate the horse show ring and livestock pavilion previously housed at the location.
  • Details on how the City of Murfreesboro entered into discussions as organizers expressed the need for a facility that could serve the general public.
  • MTSU Director of Athletics Chris Massaro discusses the tennis program’s excitement over a more convenient complex to serve both the men’s and women’s tennis teams which for years had traveled to Nashville.

The show was videotaped inside the new Adams Indoor Tennis Complex. For more information about the Adams Indoor Tennis Complex, visit http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/adamstenniscomplex. Fees for community usage are available at http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/tennisfees.

 

 

 

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