Pugwash Tennis Courts in Decline
The tennis courts in Pugwash are in sad shape and most agree that new facilities are needed. The problem is new courts are not coming anytime soon.
The Village of Pugwash built tennis and basketball courts that have become home to casual users and an organized tennis club.
While basketball enthusiasts continue to use the facility for practice and recreation, the tennis group finds the facilities lacking in many areas.
The attached photos show large cracks in the paved surface, leading to very real concerns about safety and player comforts.
While the village provided the facility, there is no budget for new courts.
Damage to the surface is caused by winter freezing and expansion that splits the concrete. The tennis group has patched the cracks for the last few years but the problem gets worse each year.
The tennis club recently expanded its coverage to include pickleball in an effort to attract more supporters, but the cost of court improvements his clearly beyond the capacity of the club and the community.
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