Tennis Complex Named For Unseld, McAnulty

By Sheila Ash

The Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Tennis Center and George Unseld Courts were formally opened today in Old Louisville’s Central Park. Unseld spearheaded the effort to improve the park’s tennis courts.

Jeanie Unseld says her father would be pleased with how the project turned out.

“My father looked so forward to this day. He used to sit on a bench over there with his crazy dog and a cigar and speak to any and everyone about what’s happening in this area,” she said.

Unseld served as 6th District Metro Councilman from 2002 until his death in June.

McAnulty, who died in 2007, was Kentucky’s first African American Supreme Court Justice, as well as a former Jefferson Court District Judge.

The complex’s improvements include timed lighting, stadium seating for 100 people and new landscaping.