Match Pointe Tennis Pavillion

Our new shelterhouse has a name: the Match Pointe Tennis Pavilion.  Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on name ideas.

On Nov. 19, 2009, the posts and trusses were put into place for the new Delta Tennis shelterhouse!  This date is special because it is the birthday of Grandma Peggy Brown, whose death in October 2008 sparked the inspiration for the building.

There is still much work to do over a long period of time, but the dream is turning into reality! The facility is open for use (although not finished) and will seat an estimated 100 people.

Almost all funds for the project are being raised through private donations. We will continue to raise funds as the project is completed in various phases over the next couple of years.

Our vision for this project is that DHS Tennis will have the finest shelterhouse in East Central Indiana.

Components include permanent seating, ceiling fans, water, electricity, and an area to display dozens of photos from the past as well as motivational sayings.

DHS Tennis receives $4,000 grant from Lowe’s for shelterhouse!

* Checks should be written to Delta Athletics and are tax deductible.  We appreciate your help!

Anyone who can help can contact Coach Cleland at
Monte Stebbins waves from atop the new Match Pointe Tennis Pavilion, during the afternoon of Sunday, March 7, 2010.  Monte and his son, Tyce, spent the weekend donating their labor to put the black dimensional shingles on the shelter.  Tyce is a member of the Delaware Community School Board; Monte is a candidate for Hamilton Township Trustee.  Both have been long-time participants and supporters of Delta athletics.  Monte’s daughter, Chanda, is a former State Doubles Finalist and All-State Doubles tennis player at Delta in the early 1990s.

Monte and Tyce and other members of their roofing crew complete more than 30 roofing jobs each summer.  For this project, Lowe’s discounted the materials by 20 percent as part of the national Lowe’s grant that DHS Tennis received for the pavilion project.