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Yakima Tennis Club Planning to Be Fully Functional This Summer, Despite Fire

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The Yakima Tennis Club says the facility will still be fully functional, despite a devastating fire at their clubhouse Sunday. The Yakima Tennis Club says the facility will still be fully functional, despite a devastating fire at their clubhouse Sunday.
YAKIMA, WA -  Yakima Firefighters continue to look into what sparked a fire at the Yakima Tennis Club Outdoor Clubhouse Sunday. The fire destroyed the clubhouse.

However, firefighters don't even know where the fire started in the building. There was a wedding in the clubhouse Saturday night, but a spokesperson tells us that staff cleaned and locked up the clubhouse once the event ended.

In a press release to the newsroom Monday, we're told the clubhouse is considered a fire scene under investigation and is closed until further notice. The public is asked to stay a safe distance away from the clubhouse so that the firefighters, police, and investigators can do their job.

 "Yesterday was devastating for our members. That Clubhouse was the second home for everyone, from our newest members to the once that literally grew up running through there as kids. However a new day brings new opportunities and will we rebuild bigger and better than ever." said Stephen Welt, the General Manager and Director of Tennis at YTC. "We are still planning on running our summer programming like normal so make sure you join us on the courts or in the pools this Summer!"

There are several large tournaments and events planned for the next couple of months at the Outdoor Facility. As of right now, none of the tournaments or events have been canceled. Future private event rentals have been contacted and postponed. The YTC Indoor Facility on Fruitvale Blvd will be operating as normal, with all lessons, clinics, and operations being conducting out of the facility there.
 
The Yakima Tennis Club will also be holding junior programming as normal for the summer at the Outdoor Facility. They are currently making accommodations for the Clubhouse and will move offices and operations to the Outdoor Facility June 1st.

There are two courts that are still under evaluation but the other eleven courts are fully functional, as are both of the swimming pools. Junior tennis and swim lessons, kid's camp, and childcare at the Outdoor Facility will run as normal this summer. For more information about swim or tennis lessons, click here. 
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