Cheri Campbell said the opening was delayed because of work tied to tenant improvements, such as the adjustment of a wheelchair ramp hand railing and a temporary permit required to access mezzanine space -- typically located between the first and second floors of a building -- that is larger than 3,000 square feet.
The tennis center occupies 75,000 square feet of warehouse space in Tumwater at 7845 Center St. S.W.
The City of Tumwater requires an elevator to access mezzanine space of more than 3,000 square feet, Campbell said. The temporary permit gives them time to figure out what to do with the space because installing an elevator is too expensive, she said.
In the meantime, the tennis courts are finished. It has eight courts -- six regular-size courts and two junior courts -- along with pickle ball lines and space for volleyball. Theres also an indoor soccer arena, a full-service pro shop and space that could still be used for fitness programs or personal training, Campbell said.
Cheri Campbell, the North Thurston High School girls tennis coach, and her husband, John Campbell, the former tennis program director at Bally Total Fitness, were spurred to open the center after Bally and its indoor tennis courts closed.
The center has membership and nonmembership rates, such as $10 per hour to rent a court. Operating hours havent been set just yet, Campbell said, but likely will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, closing earlier on Sundays.
For membership information, call Jeremiah Curry, director of sales and marketing, at 360-791-5141. There's also a website at www.capitolcitytennis.com.