New tennis center to serve South Side youth

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A world-class tennis facility is coming to Chicago's South Side.

XS Tennis is set to launch construction on the 150,000 square-foot facility in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.

The development will feature 12 indoor tennis courts, 15 outdoor tennis courts, a fitness center, running track, training space and classrooms.

When construction is finished, more than 4,000 CPS students will be exposed to the sport through the free Tennis XSpress program.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended the groundbreaking Thursday in the 5400-block of South State Street.

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