DEWITT — Central DeWitt will quickly be house to new tennis courts.
The varsity board accredited a bid from Rittmer Inc., of DeWitt, for $677,829. The bid for the tennis courts by themselves was simply shy of $500,000, However the board additionally accredited two additions to the bid that embrace the set up Of sunshine poles and fixtures. These additions added $178,700 to The complete enterprise value.
Central DeWitt Superintfinishent Dan Peterson said the courts Ought to be accomplished Inside the spring in time for the tennis season; however, The final coating of paint — Which might current the courts with a grey and purple colour — May be not utilized till after the tennis season is wrapped up.
The mannequin new courts Shall be constructed the place The current ones are located, on the western facet of the Central DeWitt Campus, alongside Fourth Avenue East.
The mannequin new facility will embrace six courts — An enhance from The current 4 — and Extra room to fall Based mostly on legal guidelines to host varsity occasions.
Central DeWitt started offering tennis as a varsity sport in 2020, However the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the inaugural season to 2021. The Central DeWitt boys tennis group hosted two matches this previous yr in the direction of Maquoketa and Camanche.
The board acquired three greater bids To finish the work.
Nick Joos is the DeWitt Observer’s information editor.