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Crozet Elementary QuickStart Tennis Courts

Building a QuickStart Tennis Pathway for Crozet ES

Crozet Elementary School (CES) is located in the designated growth area of Crozet, VA and is one of four elementary schools in the western Albemarle Feeder Pattern.

This page will document the progress on the construction of three 36-foot QuickStart Tennis courts in the field behind the school. This project started in July 2013 as a first-ever, public/private partnership of Albemarle County Public Schools, Albemarle County, CES and QCV.

Crozet Elementary is a real tennis school and QCV is so happy to be able to build a place for students and neighbors to play.

Funding for this project has been provided by:

  • Bama Works Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
  • Better Living Foundation
  • Mary Gregorie Burns
  • Charlottesville Area Community Foundation -- Community Endowment
  • Harris Teeter, Inc.
  • Inez Duff Bishop Charitable Trust
  • Ix Foundation
  • Camilyn Leone
  • Luck Companies Foundation
  • Ricky Pietsch
  • USTA/Mid-Atlantic Section -- Target Market Initiative
  • USTA Facilities Assistance (funding and technical assistance)
  • UVA Community Credit Union
  • Anonymous matching donor

  "Groundbreaking Ceremony" -- June 2014


Crozet Elementary Principal Gwedette Crummie and Montie Breeden, Albemarle Senior Project Manager, Office of Facilities Development, were joined by three CES students to dig the first shovelfuls of dirt. (Note the QuickStart-size shovel!)

The courts are being built by Tennis Courts, Inc. of Aylett, VA, the same courtbuilder used to build the QuickStart courts at Claudius Crozet Park in 2012.

Montie will provide oversight for the County. Gwedette will keep her students excited about tennis! QCV will be able to pay for the courts thanks to our many generous supporters.

Construction Begins -- July 3, 2014

Moving dirt!

Grading Begins -- July 7, 2014

          Photo courtesy of Montie Breeden, Albemarle County

Compacting the soil and working on drainage -- July 8, 2014

        Photo courtesy of Montie Breeden, Albemarle County

More Progress -- July 9, 2014

   Stopped by after my Go Bananas! visit with SuperStarters Tennis "Boys Club" at WAHS courts

    A. G. Dillard, Inc. is doing a super neat job! Laser grading in progress . . . Thank you Scott!

Crushed rock base going in -- July 10, 2014

     Grass seed going in too

Ready for compaction testing -- July 15, 2014


Bi-weekly construction meeting -- July 16, 2014

The guys who are making this happen (left to right): Herb Osburn of Tennis Courts, Inc., Scott Bradshaw of A.G. Dillard, Inc.
and Montie Breeden, Project Manager for Albemarle County, and Jeff Rohm of Albemarle County whose staff will maintain the area. Not pictured: Crozet Elementary Principal Gwedette Crummie was on vacation and Lynda Harrill was behind the camera.

Ready for net and fence posts to be dug and set in concrete.

Posts have been set in concrete -- July 18, 2014

     Photo courtesy of Montie Breeden, Albemarle County

 Paving Equipment has arrived -- July 22, 2014

Photo courtesy of Montie Breeden, Albemarle County

First Layer of Asphalt -- July 23, 2014

     Photo courtesy of Montie Breeden, Albemarle County

Second Layer of Asphalt -- July 30, 2014

Fence Posts are in -- August 4, 2014

    Photo courtesy of Montie Breeden, Albemarle County

Fencing is up -- August 21, 2014

First surfacing coat is on -- August 26, 2014

  Second Coat -- August 27, 2014

Sneak Preview -- August 28. 2014

Ribbon cutting ceremony -- August 29, 2014

    Principal Gwedette Crummie kicked off the festivities

    How many third graders can fit on three 36-foot courts? A whole bunch!

We got a BIG THANK-YOU!!!

It was our PLEASURE!!!


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