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Progress on tennis facility made despite weather delays

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Rainy weather earlier this summer has slowed progress on the new tennis complex at Shifley Park.

Rain and wet soil has caused the new tennis facility to fall two weeks behind schedule.

City officials say progress has been made on the building despite eight weather delays. 

When it rains crews have to wait for the soil to dry before they can get back to work.

Now crews are putting in the buildings foundation, putting in base fill to elevate the ground for the outdoor tennis courts, and finishing up the storm sewer.

The facility is still scheduled to be finished at the end of the year despite the wet weather.

The Owensboro-Daviess County Tennis Association is busy getting ready for the opening of the facility.

The organization is going through a stack of resumes for the director of tennis position and will be reaching out to candidates soon.

Tennis players are anxious to get out on the courts. 

"I want to see the look on people's faces when they come in and see our brand new tennis facility, especially the young kids who will be able to play there for the rest of their life," said Noel Clayton, Owensboro-Daviess County Tennis Association.

The Owensboro-Daviess County Tennis Association is still accepting donations for the facility for more information you can go to their website at http://www.owensborotennis.net or call at 270-555-1212.

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