Flood Damage Closes Cooper Tennis Complex

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board announced late Thursday that the Cooper Tennis Complex will be closed at least on Friday because of an indoor flood.

The outdoor courts at the complex will remain open.

The Complex was closed Thursday because of the early morning storms that knocked out power when it blew down 13 utility poles. While the facility was closed, a supply pipe for the Complex’s fire suppression system burst inside a wall.

The main entrance and common area, front desk, men’s locker room, and multiple offices were flooded. However, the indoor courts that were renovated last year were untouched by the flooding.

“We got a real double-whammy: first the power outage, then the flood,” Bob Belote, Director of Parks, said in a statement. “It’s disappointing. But the good news is we have outdoor courts open and we’ll make the best of it.”

Anyone who wishes to use the outdoor courts will need to enter through the facility’s breezeway, the entrance that has been in use since the facility reopened following the COVID-19 lockdown.

All Friday classes are canceled, and the Park Board is advising anyone with a private lesson should contact their instructor.

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