Huether Family Match Pointe; Still a polished Turd

I see the Tennis community in Sioux Falls received another innocuous National award;

Sioux Falls’ own Huether Family Match Pointe is one of 12 winners in the 36th annual United States Tennis Association Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.

In 2015, the City of Sioux Falls invested $500,000 in equipment for the indoor tennis facility. Public/private partnerships make a difference in the quality of life of our community, and this investment allowed for more year-round recreation offerings for Sioux Falls and the region.

I still question what our investment has done to better the community. As you know, the parking lot is often blocked during events at the Sanford Sports Complex. I have yet to hear anybody who has used the facility. I still think we should be paid back, especially after a sitting mayor plastered their name on a non-profit facility that was subsidized by taxpayers. It just doesn’t smell right.



5 comments ↓

#1 The D@ily Spin on 06.21.17 at 5:20 pm

‘Doesn’t smell right’. The Huether’s have no shame. Embezzling $500k from taxpayers for 6 private courts indoors. Time for another court? Federal court.

#2 Lemming on 06.21.17 at 9:43 pm

Taxpayer funded “Richie Rich” playground for bigwigs and their spoiled brats. Commoners need not apply

#3 distorted possum jenkins on 06.22.17 at 5:00 am

let huether play some midnight basketball
somewhere near the banquet
enjoy the bedbugs you catch mmm

iaal
obg

#4 CJ on 06.25.17 at 8:58 pm

Actually, the “Richie Rich” playground would be the country club. The benefit of Match Pointe is that you don’t have to be a member and its only $5 per hour for court time – pretty cheap for a sport that lasts a lifetime.

#5 l3wis on 06.26.17 at 8:53 am

CJ, I would agree, $5 is cheap. But you are not seeing the bigger point that seems to fly over Mike and Cindy’s heads. 99.9999% of Sioux Falls residents don’t play tennis, and quite frankly don’t give a rip about it. As for those that do, they can do it FREE in almost every park in the city during nice weather. With that tiny window of time and tiny percentage of participants, I’m surprised anyone plays at the Match Pointe.

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