In 1996, an addition to the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club created room for a fitness center. (Provided photos)
When the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District was starting out 50 years ago, Mick Pope, the first executive director, wanted diverse offerings for an active and growing community.
Pope’s proposal for a tennis facility got great support. A site was selected at 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood and plans were drawn up for six indoor courts.The problem was how to pay for it. The park district wasn’t . . .
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