Mayor's Report

Oct 20

Tennis Pro John Isner to Appear at Tennis Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 12:22 PM by Darren Musselwhite


SOUTHAVEN, MS, October 19, 2016 – Tennis Complex Expansion at Snowden Grove Groundbreaking

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite announced today that top American professional tennis player, John Isner, will be attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the tennis court expansion project at Southaven’s Snowden Grove Park set for Wednesday, November 16th at 4 PM.  “I am very excited that tennis pro, John Isner, will join us for our groundbreaking,” stated Mayor Musselwhite.  “His presence highlights the impact the facility will have, not only on our community, but for the tennis community at large.  Our tennis expansion is the next major step in our park and recreational expansion and enhancement program, and we are all very excited about the potential of this facility.”  We believe this facility will enhance the quality of life of our citizens, as well as improve tourism revenues for our city with Southaven becoming a destination for tennis tournaments attracting players from throughout the Southeast.

John Isner is currently ranked 27th in the world according to the ATP and holds the record for most aces in a Grand Slam event with 113 during the 2010 Wimbledon Tournament.  Isner, originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, played collegiately at the University of Georgia and recently partnered with Jack Sock to win the doubles title at the Shanghai Rolex Masters Tournament.  

In addition to Isner, representatives from USTA-Mississippi and DeSoto County Tennis Association will be in attendance.  The tennis court expansion project is being funded in its entirety by the restaurant tourism tax, “A Penny for Your Parks”. 

Oct 19

Rasco Rd Extension

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM by Darren Musselwhite

The Board of Aldermen recently accepted the lowest and best bid of $745,631.87 from Enscor, LLC for this long-awaited transportation improvement project.  This project is part of the City's comprehensive transportation improvement program and will be funded completely by the City.

The extension will connect the current break in Rasco at Swinnea to the break just west of Tchulahoma, which will make Rasco a continuous east/west arterial road from Getwell Rd to Highway 51.  This connection will improve public safety, allowing much quicker access for our Fire and EMS responders in nearby residential areas, in addition to reducing traffic in Central Park and mitigating traffic congestion, in general.

Construction will begin in December, 2016 with completion projected in June, 2017.
Oct 17

Tennis Expansion at Snowden Grove

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 10:01 AM by Melitta Duncan

Last night, our Board of Aldermen accepted the lowest bid of $1,674,000 to add 8 new tennis courts with pavilion, bathrooms, covered seating, and additional parking to our Snowden Grove Tennis Complex.  Construction is scheduled to begin in November with projected completion by June, 2017.

In 2015, the City extended Pine Tar Alley Rd. to Malone Rd. via Freeman Ln. which connected our existing tennis center to Snowden Grove Park.  Both of these projects are funded by the restaurant tourism tax ("A Penny for your Parks").

We believe this will enhance the quality of life for our citizens, as well as improve tourism revenues for our city with Southaven becoming a destination for tennis tournaments attracting players from throughout the Southeast.

Diagram of Snowden Grove Tennis Complex (2)