Town and Academy partner to renovate Woodstock tennis courts
Posted by Julia Budd on 2/22/2019 2:45:00 PM
The town of Woodstock and The Woodstock Academy recently reached an agreement on the shared use and renovation of the town tennis courts located adjacent to Woodstock Middle School and The Woodstock Academy South Campus.
The agreement allows for use by The Woodstock Academy tennis teams for practices and matches as well as continued use by residents of the town.
Beginning in 2019 the town and The Woodstock Academy will partner to revitalize the two tennis courts and improve playing conditions.
“This is another example of The Academy working with sending towns to share resources that benefit both students and the community at large,” said Chris Sandford, head of school at The Woodstock Academy.
The Academy’s athletic program has outgrown the tennis courts at Bentley Athletic Complex, so partnering with the town to utilize the nearby tennis courts was a logical choice. Over 55 student-athletes participated in The Woodstock Academy’s tennis program last year.
“Our agreement is great for The Woodstock Academy, which won’t have to construct new courts, and for the town, which will have access to the courts for recreational purposes. Working together with The Woodstock Academy, I’m confident that we’ll be able to find other partnership opportunities,” said Woodstock first selectman, Mike Alberts.
The Woodstock Academy is an independent, day and boarding, co-educational, college preparatory high school for grades 9–12 and postgraduates located in Woodstock, CT. The mission of The Woodstock Academy is to prepare all students by providing diverse opportunities through a rigorous curriculum and a variety of programs in order to cultivate the necessary skills to become lifelong learners and global citizens.