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New Tennis Courts Ready to Serve

The 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron completed renovations on base tennis courts, breathing new life into aging facilities and providing the base populous with quality recreation areas.

Col. Steven Zubowicz, 52nd Mission Support Group commander (left) and Lt. Col. Ryan Crowley, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander, test out the newly refurbished tennis courts near the base housing office, Aug. 15, 2017. The refurbished tennis courts were a quality-of-life improvement project and will be utilized by the new Spangdahlem High School and base community members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The tennis courts located near the base housing office are new and improved and now available for use.

The courts were started earlier this summer and completed in only three months. They have new drain lines, frost protection, an asphalt base, synthetic flooring, and new posts and nets.

"These refurbished tennis courts are another great example of the quality-of-life initiatives the 52nd Mission Support Group delivers to the Spangdahlem community,” said Col. Steven Zubowicz, 52nd MSG commander.

The previous tennis courts were rundown, the surface was deteriorating, and the nets did not meet regulations. The construction, which was directed by the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, comes just in time for the start of a new school year.

"This effort was an important piece in a larger initiative to move Bitburg High School to Spangdahlem,” Zubowicz said. “Ultimately, this project was completed to give the high school the capacity they need to practice and host tennis matches. However, these tennis courts also benefit our housing residents and provide our Airmen with an alternative method for physical fitness."