Lafayette Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School is excited to announce the construction of new tennis courts this summer on the Lafayette Central Catholic Jr. – Sr. High School campus. This project was made possible through a generous gift from Bob Rohrman and the Central Catholic tennis community, including the Athletic Association, past parents and tennis alumni. “This has been a dream of ours for a number of years,” said Craig Devault, Head Coach of the girls tennis team. “We are tremendously grateful to Mr. Rohrman for this unexpected gift.”
Tennis at Central Catholic started in 1969 as a team of one. Chuck Sanchelli, class of 1969, practiced with the neighboring Lafayette Jeff High School tennis team until a team of seven came together in 1971 led by Rev. Thomas Fox and Assistant Coach Chuck Sanchelli. For over 50 years CC tennis has never had their own tennis courts. Despite the challenges of sharing courts and limited court capacity, the boys and girls tennis program has grown to nearly 40 student athletes.
“The new courts, which will be located on the Central Catholic campus, will be an asset that will significantly enhance the student and faculty experience,” said Neil Wagner, Principal of Lafayette Central Catholic. “We are excited about the additional program opportunities this presents for our students and welcoming more community members on our campus.”
“We would like to thank Mr. Rohrman, and our donors, for such a generous gift to our students and school,” said Tim Bordenet, CC Athletic Director. “Putting in tennis courts was not something we thought we would ever be able to do. He just saw a need at our schools and stepped up to help.”
Construction on the new tennis courts will begin this June, and the courts will be ready for play for the fall sports season.
“Our faculty, administrators, coaches and students have been working so hard to make Lafayette Central Catholic one of the best schools in the State as well as a value to our entire community. It is great to see that philanthropists in our community also see an investment in our schools is an investment in this community. We will be forever grateful to Mr. Rohrman and his family,” said Eric Davis, Executive Director at the Lafayette Catholic School System.