Via press release from the White House:
First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the completion of the new White House tennis pavilion. The project included the refurbishment of the White House Tennis Court and Grandchildren’s Garden along with construction of the new building.
Planning for the project began in early 2018. In June of 2019, the project was approved by the Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission. The building and landscape were planned to blend with the existing structures on the White House grounds.
Design of the structure was inspired by the existing architecture of the White House, in particular the East and West Wings. Elements such as the colonnade, parapet wall, and fanlight windows tie the new building to the existing look and feel of the White House.
With 280,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, I really don’t care about Melania’s tennis courts, do you?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 7, 2020
Melania Trump: “Let them play tennis” pic.twitter.com/82Hi0EFrhz
— Jay edwards (@JayEdResists) December 7, 2020
Good news—WH just announced today that they just completed the WH Tennis 🎾 Pavilion. WH is so excited that they put out a press release.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) December 7, 2020