Prepare to hold serve. Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School has broken ground for a new on-campus tennis complex to serve its girls and boys high school varsity and middle school teams.
The $3.4 million Peccole Shuirman Tennis Complex will be built south and west of the new Crusader Business Center, on the corner of Hualapai Way and Homestretch Drive. For the past nine years, Faith has called the Darling Tennis Complex its home.
The new 10-court post-tension concrete complex will cover 3.48 acres, and four of the courts in the new complex will be lit. Naming rights sponsorships and Faith’s general fund will finance the project.
A total of 45 players – 25 girls and 20 boys – comprise Faith’s high school varsity teams at present. Faith Lutheran competes in the 5A division, which involves Nevada’s largest schools.
The complex design was revised upward from its original eight courts to better accommodate tournaments, club play and summer camps. Eventually, school officials hope to open the complex to rental by the public.
The complex will also have a women’s, men’s and family restroom; a 285-square-foot coach’s office; 432 square feet of storage for ball hoppers, nets and other equipment; and a 103-space parking lot including five handicap spots.
Construction, by the DC Building Group, will take eight months. A $250,000 lead naming gift from Bob and Nancy Peccole, their son Rob and their daughter and son-in-law, Becca (Peccole) and Will Shuirman, is providing initial funding; each court will have sponsorship opportunities. Six of the 10 courts have already been sponsored.
“This complex will allow our student-athletes to play the best competition in Nevada and beyond and bolster their chances to develop college-level talent,” said Jeff Foley, head coach of Faith’s tennis program. “Our goal is to develop as many Division I and college-scholarship-level players as we can while having fun and representing our school.”
About Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is Nevada’s largest private school and the largest Lutheran school in the United States, serving more than 1,900 students from the Las Vegas Valley and abroad.
The school, on a 50-acre state-of-the-art campus near Downtown Summerlin, offers advanced middle school and high school college preparatory curriculum and extensive athletic, fine arts, and after school activities in a distinctively Christian environment.
Faith Lutheran’s unique high school academies program includes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Justice & Advocacy, Business & Entrepreneurship, Film & Broadcast, Hospitality & Tourism, Christ Academy and the Conservatory of Fine Arts. The school is dedicated to its mission statement of Everyone Prepared! Everyone Saved! and is fueled by its core values of Family, Academics, Innovation, Truth and High Achievement.
Faith Lutheran is accredited by AdvancED and the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation. Learn more at www.faithlutheranlv.org.
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