According to records received from the City of Rome the Rome Tennis Center posted a profit in 2018, while the Downtown Tennis Center cost the city tens of thousands.
Reports stated that the Rome Tennis Center spent $764,110 during 2018 while bringing in $771,670, a profit of $7,560.
However, the downtown Tennis Center added $102,020 to the budget, bringing a loss to the city, overall of $94,460.
The statement of operations list the following as expenses for the Rome Tennis Center.
Personal – $476,570
Supplies – $83,100
Other Services – $122,540
Cost of Goods – $39,000
Transfer to General – $42,900
Hotel/Motel tax – $360,000
Programming Fees – $64,500
Annual Passes – $12,500
Tournament Fees – $64,240
Food Truck – $4,050
Adult Leagues – $730
Vending – $23,200
Pro Shop – $54,120
Lessons – $25,000
Daily Court Fees – $59,500
Reimbursements from Berry College – $54,000
Reimbursements form Darlington – $17,300
Interest Earned – $1,500
The Down Tennis Center Post the Following Expenses
Personal Services – $62,280
Supplies – $20,250
Other Services – $18,490
Goods – $1,000
According to Rome City Manager Sammy Rich, “I’m very proud of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. What many people don’t realize, before we opened the RTC we were averaging 10-12 tennis tournaments per year in our community, which was great for our size community and facility. Currently our tournament business has increased to roughly 40 tournaments per year that we have been able to bring to our community because of our tennis center.”
Rich added, “Thanks to our executive director, Tom Daglis, we continue to operate as efficiently as possible while also continuing to operate the downtown tennis center. Ideally, we will consolidate our operations under one roof to become even more efficient. As a reminder, when we were planning for the RTC it was never to be a huge job generator or money maker in itself, it was intended to be an economic generator for the entire community. “
Rich also said that the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College had a economic impact of $4.8 million in 2018.