CRC Inc., doing business as the Canyon Racquet Club, has purchased the assets of the club from Ocnus Partnership and Bruce Woodruff.
The firm's three principals, financial consultant Rob Ence, Jim Gott, Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen pitcher, and Carrie Nelson, owner and manager of Body Tech and Design, have taken over operation of the club.In the initial phase of the takeover of the 15-year-old club, Rosemary Kempin has been hired as director and a membership committee has been formed to give the members a bigger voice in the club's future.
Club facilities include 10 indoor tennis courts, four racquetball and two squash courts, 11 outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool. Only eight of the indoor tennis courts have been used recently because two were made into a fitness park, but that area will be restored to courts.
Ence said most of the interior space will be renovated, the outdoor tennis courts upgraded and a fitness center added with aerobics and weight and exercise facilities.
Dale Minson, one of the original architects of the club and a member of the steering committee, is designing the renovation and new construction. Minson and associate Jack Robertson are preparing drawings of the renovation work that will be displayed in a private open house for club members July 12.