After taking a beating from forty years of running, jumping, and sporting, the former Baywinds Athletic facility at 5507 Milan Road, Sandusky was in desperate need of TLC and awaiting the right person to save it. Fortunately, new owner Brad Lynch, had many reasons to invest a lot of love in the 60,000 sq. ft.
It was the place his parents played tennis, introducing Brad to the love of the game as a child. It was the place Brad got his first professional experience as a tennis coach out of college. It was also the place Brad met his wife, Kula Hoty Lynch, a business partner in the redevelopment project. Now, it is the place his daughter can coach and the Court 1 staff team can build the same life lessons Brad learned in the next generation of tennis lovers.
The transformed Court 1 Tennis boasts six indoor courts with state-of-the-art surfaces, lighting, and equipment – making its capabilities unique in north central Ohio between clubs in Cleveland, Toledo, and Columbus. Brad recognizes it is this kind of year-round, temperature controlled, sophisticated facility that is needed to build long term interest in the sport in our region.