Recreation News

Collierville’s Parks Department stays on Schedule with Resurfacing of Tennis Courts

The Town of Collierville not only provides a wide array of amenities throughout its parks system, but also a commitment to maintain its facilities at the highest standards. In early October of this year, the Town re-surfaced 4 existing tennis courts, 2 at Cox Park and 2 at Collierville High School, to provide a top quality surface for our citizens who play tennis.

Collierville’s tennis clinics start in August and end in mid- November. Lessons are available for adults and youth, and at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Courts are also available for general play by residents.

“We try to schedule a minimum of 2 of our outdoor tennis and/or basketball courts to be resurfaced each year, so all outdoor tennis and basketball courts are re-surfaced at least every 5 years,” said Parks Department Director Greg Clark. “Our outdoor courts receive a large amount of play from our residents and we want to provide them with the best surface that we can.”

Clark said the cost of the resurfacing contract this year was $23,000.00. Pictured below is a before and after view of the resurfacing process.

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Building Character through Play with Collierville Athletics

flag football collierville at sunset optConduct an Internet search for “youth sport specialization” and you will find numerous articles regarding the hot topic. Sport specialization is defined as intense training in one sport while excluding others. Specializing among younger athletes has become increasingly common and created a debate about the pros and cons of youth sport specialization. On the contrary, children who grow up playing multiple sports also have proven benefits including developing athletic ability, cognitive thinking and self-confidence.

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Linda Kerley Senior Center to Open in the Fall

kerleycenter2 optProgress is well underway at what will soon be the Linda Kerley Senior Center. The Quonset style building at 176 College Street previously housed the College Street Recreation Center. The gym inside the center will stay as is, says Collierville General Service Director Derek Honeycutt, but the front of the building is being renovated to serve the senior population in Collierville.

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New Lights will Soon Shine in H.W. Cox Park

cox park baseball field optThree baseball fields at H.W. Cox Park will be getting new state of the art lighting systems soon. The Town of Collierville’s Parks Department has been replacing lights at all of its game facilities as part of a long range initiative, and fields 1, 2 and 4 at Cox Park are the last to receive the upgrade.

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Collierville’s Brad Heacox Earns Youth Sports Administrator Certification

brad and family optCollierville’s Parks and Recreation Athletic Coordinator Brad Heacox has earned his Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential from the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).

“I wanted to get this certification to help me fine tune the Collierville sports programs that I administer,” said Heacox. “It’s good to have a national standard in place to format certain aspects of the programs and to set us apart in a positive way.”

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