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After Floods Damaged Court, Greenbrier to Host Tennis Event

Center Court at Creekside Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is ready to host its annual tennis classic after floods badly damaged its stadium court in June.

The Beckley Register-Herald reports that the fifth annual Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic is taking place this Saturday and Sunday. It features Venus Williams, Madison Keys, John McEnroe and Pete Sampras.

The Greenbrier’s 2,500-seat tennis stadium was damaged during the June floods, which killed 23 people statewide. The clay playing surface was ruined, and The Greenbrier replaced it with a hard court.

Terry Deremer, the resort’s director of tennis, said flood waters were 20 feet high into the lower level seating the morning after the floods.