Tennis court magic in Havana, Cuba
Steve Hinding, the owner of Hinding Global Tennis, achieved some fame recently for being the first businessman in the United States since the Eisenhower Administration to complete a brick-and-mortar project in Cuba! The project, a 10-court facility in Havana, was built for The Cuban Federation of Tennis. Steve will be returning in 2018 to oversee the installation of Hinding concrete flooring finishes in a newly renovated 20,000-square foot, two-story building also at the site. The work will include new locker rooms, showers, a medical room for nurses and trainers, a weight room, offices and a large conference room.
Completed in December of 2016, the ten-court renovation of the 1991 Pan American Courts in Havana was a project spearheaded by Jake Agna, the founder of Kids on the Ball, a non-profit that promotes junior tennis. His idea was to build bridges of communication between the U.S. and Cuba through junior tennis. He partnered with Steve Hinding, representing one of the largest installers and coating contractors of tennis courts in the Northeast, following a recommendation from the United States Tennis Association.
About Kids on the Ball
Kids on the Ball, founded by Jake Agna in 2000, is a nationally acclaimed tennis program that is operated in collaboration with the King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont. Through fund-raising efforts and tremendous support from many generous donors, thousands of youths have participated in the Kids on the Ball program, learning life skills and lessons disguised as tennis playing and instruction.