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Tennis Pro John Isner to Appear at Tennis Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 12:22 PM by Darren Musselwhite

PRESS RELEASE:

SOUTHAVEN, MS, October 19, 2016 – Tennis Complex Expansion at Snowden Grove Groundbreaking


Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite announced today that top American professional tennis player, John Isner, will be attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the tennis court expansion project at Southaven’s Snowden Grove Park set for Wednesday, November 16th at 4 PM.  “I am very excited that tennis pro, John Isner, will join us for our groundbreaking,” stated Mayor Musselwhite.  “His presence highlights the impact the facility will have, not only on our community, but for the tennis community at large.  Our tennis expansion is the next major step in our park and recreational expansion and enhancement program, and we are all very excited about the potential of this facility.”  We believe this facility will enhance the quality of life of our citizens, as well as improve tourism revenues for our city with Southaven becoming a destination for tennis tournaments attracting players from throughout the Southeast.


John Isner is currently ranked 27th in the world according to the ATP and holds the record for most aces in a Grand Slam event with 113 during the 2010 Wimbledon Tournament.  Isner, originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, played collegiately at the University of Georgia and recently partnered with Jack Sock to win the doubles title at the Shanghai Rolex Masters Tournament.  

In addition to Isner, representatives from USTA-Mississippi and DeSoto County Tennis Association will be in attendance.  The tennis court expansion project is being funded in its entirety by the restaurant tourism tax, “A Penny for Your Parks”.