Bythe time he graduated from Fort Lauderdales Central Catholic High School (now St. Thomas Aquinas High) in 1961, Brian Piccolo had distinguished himself in both baseball and football, which he also later played at Wake Forest University. (The Piccolo family moved to Fort Lauderdale when Brian was 12.) It was in football that he made his mark, however, going on to play for the Chicago Bears for four seasons before dying of cancer at age 26 in 1970. His story inspired the acclaimed 1971 made-for-TV movie Brians Song, with James Caan as Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as his friend Gale Sayers.
AmongPiccolo’s legacies is this Cooper City-basedpark. Construction at the 180-acre site off Sheridan Street between University Drive and Palm Avenue began in 1985.
The Tennis Center has been providing a variety of tennis programs for kids, teens and adults of all levelssince 1989.
For over 25 years, Brian Piccolo Tennis Center has served thousands of young and emerging tennis athletes.
After undergoing construction upgrades, in 2009, Brian Piccolo Tennis Center was awarded the Soft Court Tennis Facility of the Year. These outstanding courts make for an ideal playing surface. Features:
* You can be certain these are the best clay tennis courts. Soft on the knees and a consistent tennis ball bounce. The Hydro-court system ensures the clay moisture level is maintained in perfect condition.
Tennis programs are under the direction of Eliseo Serrano. His ability of observation to identify and improve players makes Eli a tennis coach who is respected by everyone.
– USPTR Certified Professional
– ATP coach
– Former member of a Davis Cup team
– Former Pro Tennis Player
Jorge keeps our tennis courts in perfect playing condition. His approach is methodical and detailed oriented. Thanks to Jorge, we proudly hear comments like “these are the best tennis courts in South Florida”.
When going to the Pro Shop, say hi to Minos and you’ll be greeted by a friendly smile. Always ready to answer any of your questions or to offer you a nice cold drink.