Freedom Plaza will hold Sports Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Freedom Plaza sports complex at Golfview Terrace, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center.
The day will feature the grand opening of the recently renovated tennis courts. Approved in April 2012, the project was entirely funded by the Retired Officers Corp. The courts were completed on March 29. Ty Sturdevant, a resident and chairman of the ROC, oversaw construction of the courts.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Frank Hinton, newly named director of Freedom Plaza golf and tennis, has promised a round of exhibition tennis by local pros.
The cushioned, multilayered acrylic surface is blue, not traditional green. Tennis professionals who played on this surface at the Australian Open in January were reportedly pleased with it, as it provides more consistent bounce and is easier on wear and tear.
After the main event, residents and visitors are invited to try out any of the outdoor sports available at Freedom Plaza. Complimentary admission includes refreshments and lunch. For information and reservations, call toll-free 1-888-402-6998.