The Queen Charlotte tennis courts will get a $1,500 facelift with money from the management committee and labour from three volunteers.
David Beggs, Dean Nomura and Matthew Davies took some time the last week of July to trim away the brush crowding the courts and assess the facility. One side of the fence is collapsing, the net is damaged beyond repair and the asphalt needs re-paving in some places. The three would like to make the facility useable for tennis players again, regional director Carol Kulesha told the management committee recently.
However, some money will have to be invested if the courts are to be refurbished. Ms Kulesha told the committee she met with Mr. Beggs, who said the cost of materials to fix the fence, create a lock box for the tennis net, and repair one court would be about $1,284.
The committee members agreed it would be great to see the tennis courts repaired and used, but Ron McKee asked if it would be money well spent or if the courts would just be vandalized again. Ms Kulesha said the committee should encourage the volunteer enthusiasm to save the courts while they have it, and other members agreed, approving money for the repairs to a maximum of $1,500.
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