Marshalltown Community School District - Marshalltown, Iowa
In March, 2020, the city approved a $684,000 bond for the project. The Martha Ellen Tye Foundation granted $150,000 for the pickleball courts. The school board recently approved a $70 grant from the USTA and received an additional $10,000 from the Missouri Valley branch of the association.The complex includes 12 tennis courts and three pickleball courts. Unlike the old courts, six of the 12 tennis courts and all of the pickleball courts will have lighting. This new complex includes bleacher seating and a men and womens restroom.
Since construction, Marshalltown Court Complex in Marshalltown, Iowa, was one of 25 winners in the USTA’s annual Outstanding Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Built to the highest USTA standard through collaborative community funding, the construction of this complex is testament to the community’s ability to rally around a cause. The facility has renewed interest in tennis in the area, with the Bobcat Tennis Academy and Marshalltown Parks and Recreation Department having been able to accommodate youth programs for all ages. In keeping with the goal to promote and grow the game of tennis, the courts are available for free to the community both day and night.
Marshalltown was selected as a recipient in the Educational Institutions category, which consists of colleges, universities, public and private grade schools, middle schools, or high schools.