Ursuline Academy wants to build tennis complex, stadium

8 November 2018

Ursuline Academy wants to build a tennis complex and an 800-seat stadium on its campus in Blue Ash.

If it can find the financial support, construction on the tennis complex could begin as early as March 2019 at the independent Catholic high school for girls.

“The school plans to fundraise for the expansion through private donations and sponsorships, including naming rights for the complex and the stadium,” said Jerry Judd, chairman of Ursuline Academy’s board of trustees .

The new facilities would be built on five acres the school acquired next to the campus at 5535 Pfeiffer Road.

Ursuline Academy said that would give the school the largest footprint for educational and athletic facilities of all area private high schools for girls.

The tennis complex also would make Ursuline Academy the only all-female high school in the Girls Greater Catholic League to have tennis facilities on campus, where it could host home matches, the school said.

Ursuline Academy has contracted with VSWC Architects of Mason for initial design work on the project.

The school wants to build the tennis complex on the southwest corner of the property with five courts, seating for spectators and a picnic grove.

It wants to build the stadium on the northeast corner of the property and use it for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and general assemblies.

The stadium would feature an entry rotunda with a plaza, concession stand and restrooms.

Additional parking would be added, mostly around the stadium.

"We’re excited about this next chapter for Ursuline Academy, which will allow Ursuline to host more events on our campus that empower young women and build community,” Ursuline Academy President Sharon Redmond said.

“After adding a new academic wing and gymnasium a few years ago, this expansion will provide outdoor athletic facilities and amenities to continue our tradition of providing our students with the highest quality, well-rounded education.”


Source: cincinnati.com