Brothers Kenny and Brent Fields are expanding their BK Tennis Academy and moving it from near Kellogg and Tyler to the Maize area. They expect to sign a deal for new space Thursday and will share more details then.
They’re also going to change the name of the academy, which they opened in 1992, to Wichita Tennis and Fitness.
“We just want to try to get back to what we used to do,” Kenny Fields says of training kids early to be tennis stars later.
“To do that, we just need to grow and get bigger,” he says.
Fields and his brother started playing tennis at about age 5 and went on to play at Wichita State University.
He says tennis players in surrounding states “are really beating us on a beginner level and getting their kids started earlier.”
The new facility will have six or possibly eight indoor courts and at least six outdoor ones. There also will be fitness equipment for students to use. It will also be available for parents who are waiting on their children during lessons.