White House to get a tennis pavilion


First Lady, Melania Trump, has announced just weeks before her family hands over the White House to President elect Joe Biden that a new tennis pavilion on the south grounds is ready for action. The project includes sprucing up the existing tennis court and the children’s garden and also to build a pavilion to replace the existing smaller structure. The project was planned as early as in 2018 and approval was granted in June 2019 by the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission.

The new building was funded by private donations and the cost details were not released by the White House. Earlier, this year, Melania had tweeted photos of herself wearing a hard hat while reviewing blueprints for the pavilion. Some of her critics lashed out at her for posting the pictures and termed it insensitive as it was done at the time of the pandemic. Melania thanked all the talented craftsmen who worked on the project and the generous supporters of the White House in a written statement. She hopes that the private space will be utilised for a place of leisure and gathering of future First Families. Joe Biden will take oath of office as the nation’s 46th President on January 20th.



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