Tennis center secures management

Plans to serve up more tennis opportunities for Zephryhills residents — while also creating a regional asset — have moved yet another step forward. The Zephyrhills City Council on Oct. 9 unanimously approved a 20-year contract with Tennis P.R.O. Florida, LLC, to operate and mange the proposed Zephyrhills Tennis Center. Tennis P.R.O. is owned by Pascal Collard, who was the director of … [Read more...]

Firm selected to manage planned Zephyrhills tennis center

The Zephyrhills City Council has selected a firm to run the city’s proposed tennis complex, the latest step in guiding the ambitious project forward. During a May 22 meeting, council members unanimously agreed to enter negotiations with Pennsylvania-based firm Tennis P.R.O. LLC, to operate and manage the proposed tennis facility. Construction could begin by year’s end. The council … [Read more...]

New tennis center on tap for Zephyrhills

Pasco County residents longing for greater tennis opportunities soon will have that wish granted. Todd Vande Berg, planning director for the city of Zephyrhills, unveiled plans for a two-story, outdoor tennis facility, designed to United States Tennis Association (USTA) standards. The Zephyrhills City Council gave Vande Berg a consensus to proceed with an engineered site plan and an … [Read more...]

Tennis pro wants to grow sport in Pasco

Jeanette Marcus wants tennis to flourish in east Pasco County. Marcus, a certified USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) instructor, operates the Dade-City based Tennis 4 U/Tennis Para Ti Inc. The 56-year-old Marcus, a bilingual instructor, offers developmental and intermediate lessons for both youth and adults at her two-acre tennis facility, 35949 Bozeman Road in Dade … [Read more...]

Cyclists gear up to Spin the Suncoast in inaugural ride

Cyclists looking for a new challenge may enjoy an event that’s debuting on Sept. 21 on the Suncoast Trail. Spin the Suncoast is presented by DRC Sports and sponsored by Suncoast Trailside Bicycles, Pasco County Parks and Recreation and Southwest Florida Watershed Management District. It aims to appeal to all sorts of cyclists, said Chris Moling, the ride director. Riders will be able to … [Read more...]

Pasco County closes offices July 4

Pasco County government, including constitutional offices like the county clerk, as well as the courts will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Government offices and courts will re-open July 7. The Pasco County Tax Collector's office will be closed both July 4 and July 5, re-opening the following Monday. All libraries in the county will be closed July 4, but will reopen … [Read more...]

Public weighs in on Pasco’s future parks and rec plan

When residents consider the future of Pasco County’s parks and recreation’s programs and facilities, they have plenty of suggestions for the county to consider. Some want to see more opportunities — such as pathways — to enjoy the beauty of natural areas owned by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Others want to create a “blue way,” providing water access to coastal … [Read more...]

Pasco Parks and Recreation wants public to help shape its future

Pasco County’s Parks and Recreation department is developing its new master plan, and it wants the public’s help. The division is hosting community meetings to gather as much input as it can to consider the county’s existing parks and recreation master plan, and make changes for the future. The plan covers the county’s parks, trails, open space and recreational programs. It also … [Read more...]