It'll soon be game, set, match at the White House — with Melania TrumpMelania TrumpWhite House won't host Halloween event for kids due to Biden travel plans The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats insist budget consensus close as talks drag on McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral MORE breaking ground on a new tennis pavilion.
The new space will serve as "a private gathering place for first families to relax and unwind," the first lady's press office said in a Tuesday announcement.
Trump was seen in a photo provided by the White House smiling as she held a shovel as part of a groundbreaking ceremony on the South Lawn.
I am pleased to announce the ground breaking of a new tennis pavilion on the White House grounds. This structure will be a testament to American craftsmanship and skill. pic.twitter.com/6sY3anuOk2— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 8, 2019
Exciting to break ground on the new tennis pavilion project at the White House today. Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families to gather at and enjoy for years to come. @theNationalMall @NatlParkService pic.twitter.com/UcYLeJ27Ni— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 8, 2019
The pavilion will be funded by private donations, according to the White House, and is "fueled by [Melania Trump's] respect for classical architecture."
“Architectural inspiration for the pavilion is drawn from the White House," Trump said in a statement, "with the end goal of the new structure on the south lawn complementing and contributing to the People’s house.”
According to the E! network, tennis has long been one of the 49-year-old former model's favorite sports to play.
In a 2011 Facebook post before her husband entered the political world, Trump wrote that she was en route to watch the U.S. Open.
No word on how long the tennis pavilion on the White House grounds will take to construct.