USTA helps make improvements to Asheville tennis center

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A tennis center in the mountains was revamped thanks to the U.S. Tennis Association.

Aston Park Tennis Center received $35,000 in enhancements thanks to the 2018 USTA Fed Cup Legacy gift. Asheville hosted the Fed Cup two years in a row. And since that event, Asheville residents have gotten a bit of tennis fever.

"Tennis is alive and well in Asheville. And I will say that the Fed Cup, which came two years ago in 2018, really capitalized tennis here in Asheville in a way that we hadn't seen before. It's just been great for the city," Asheville City Council member Julie Mayfield said.

With some of the money, the center was able to add ADA accessible seating, new shade structures and more.