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  Blackburn park (and the Tennis center) passed from DeKalb County control to the (new) City of Brookhaven in September 2013.........

COURTS 13-18 (where the Seniors play) were last completely redone in the summer of 2004; they were resealed and painted in July 2012 ..............

JON NIEMEYER officially ended his 36 years of service at the BBTC on March 14, 2011 - - - - On friday 3/11/11 The Senior Men's Round Robin hosted a DAY OF RECOGNITION for Jon --over 80 tennis players and friends were in attendance to wish Jon farewell and to thank him for being such a friend to tennis over the years.(see OTHER 2 for more) - - - - -

The BLACKBURN TENNIS CENTER is now under the management of the Universal Tennis Academy (UTA) and PATTI O'REILLY is the head pro.
---UTA repainted our courts (13-18) in the approved USTA Blue color, and painted the remaining 12 courts in 2013----we have been advised that Georgia State University will be playing its home matches at Blackburn when the season starts in 2013, as a result of this GSU has donated approximately a dozen new benches for all users to enjoy.

On 10/20/2015 we lost one our our oldest and most cherished leaders. TED GREGORY was acknowledged as our unofficial leader since the group's arrival at the Blackburn courts in the spring of 1990.
Ted had just celebrated his 90th birthday one week before his passing.

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