Through community philanthropy, and the help of donors like you, a group of Grand Forks citizens and the Grand Forks Parks & Recreation Foundation are raising funds to renovate the newly renamed Terry Paukert Tennis Complex at Riverside Park. The renovation project aims to improve the playing surface and viewing area at the tennis complex, while honoring Grand Forks tennis legend, Terry Paukert.
- Renovating the Courts
(Patching & Repairing Cracks & Resurfacing)
- Adding Bleachers for Spectators
- Adding Restrooms
(Concrete, Fenced Area for Port-a-Potties)
- Beautifying South Entrance
(Reconstruct & Expanding the Walkway)
Terry is a Grand Forks native who was active in tennis, hockey, and football while in high school and later attended UND on a hockey scholarship and was also a member of the tennis team. Terry worked as a high school teacher for many years and coached numerous hockey and tennis teams in the community. In recognition of his efforts to develop strong, confident athletes he was the recipient of the United States Tennis Association C. Burton Junior Development Award. Despite retiring in 2012, Terry continues to volunteer his time coaching young athletes of all ages free of charge at Riverside Park each summer, which has affectionately been dubbed “Terry Tennis” by his players. Terry continues to be active in boys and girls high school tennis, volunteering his time to both high schools to assist in growing the game of tennis in the community.
Donors of $1,000 or more will have their names displayed on a Donor Wall.
(Located on the back of the south side entrance sign – facing towards the courts)
- Ask us about potential naming opportunities for the tennis courts and bleachers
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