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Cheyenne's JayCee Park Tennis Courts Recognized as a 2021 Champion of Tennis by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine

Cheyenne's JayCee Park Tennis Courts Recognized as 2021 Public Facility of the Year by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine




December 15, 2021

For Immediate Release - Laramie, WY

Cheyenne's JayCee Park tennis courts were honored as Racquet Sports Industry Magazine's Public Facility of the Year in the 2021 Champions of Tennis issue.  The courts, recently renovated in 2020, received this recognition along with twenty five other individuals and organizations across the country that have been outstanding in 2021.

When the Jaycee Park public tennis courts fell into disrepair, the tennis community stepped up. “The well-used courts at Jaycee Park had safety concerns, elevating the need for repair,” says Jason Sanchez, deputy director of Community Recreation & Events for the City of Cheyenne. “We partnered with USTA Wyoming to make a case to allocate funding from the 2019 mill levy grant.” The grand opening for the two renovated courts took place in October 2020 and included a free adult/senior clinic, courtesy of an AARP “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grant secured by the Cheyenne Tennis Association.

“In times of tight budgets, a strong tennis culture and vocal tennis community is crucial to advocate for this sport and for our courts,” says Josh Cossitt, director of Frontier Park Tennis Center and the concessionaire for Cheyenne Parks & Rec summer tennis programming. “The Cheyenne tennis community has consistently shown up in support of public tennis over the years.”

The Champion of Tennis awards were created 50 years ago to recognize the many, often-unheralded heroes of tennis and the tennis industry. These individuals and organizations continue to go above and beyond in helping to make a difference in this industry, and their stories and their service will serve as an inspiration to thousands of dedicated “champions” across the country, who continue to move this sport forward every day.

Congratulations to all those in the Cheyenne tennis community who helped with this project.