CONGRATS to all 180 friends of Bitsy Grant who contributed to the Bitsy Gets Decked Out Campaign! On Saturday, February 4, the contractors at OutBack Deck completed two shaded decks between courts 3 and 4 and courts 9 and 10.
A 2012 member survey indicated that better spectator seating, particularly shaded & covered viewing areas, was a top priority for our players and supporters. The new shaded decks address that concern, and feature:
- Fiberon Good Life decking, a composite product guaranteed for 30 years, with picture frame and splines.
- A Fiberon Mission guard rail system with square white balusters, and steel graspable handrail.
- Shade covers guaranteed for 10-15 years, eliminating the need for yearly maintenance.
As you can see in the above photo, Bitsy patrons have already begun putting the decks to work! We hope you are as thrilled as we are with the result.
Help Us Finish Funding for New Shade Covers
To fund Bitsy Gets Decked Out, we have raised $90,000 from 180 individuals. But we still need your help.
In addition to the decks, we want to add 6 shade covers on courts 6, 7, and 13, and replace the covers for the 4 existing cabana benches. Funds for replacing the cabana covers and the new shade covers are still needed, as well as $17,000 in outstanding costs for the decks.
If you haven’t given, or you want to add to your earlier contribution, please donate online, or mail a check to the “Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis,” 1266 West Paces Ferry Road, Box 113, Atlanta, GA 30327 today. You’ll be glad you did when the summer sun is upon us again! All gifts are tax-deductible.