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Today: What do the Lindsay tennis courts in Champaign have in store for us?
Starting Monday, a half-million dollar makeover.
“We will be removing all of the netting and some of the fencing to trim all eight tennis courts,” Champaign Park District Executive Director Joe DeLuce said. “We will remove a half layer of asphalt, re-asphalt it and then add a new color coating once the asphalt is sealed.
The entire build and recolor process should take about a month and a half, DeLuce said.
As part of the district’s capital projects, the effort costs about $550,000. The resurfacing is expected to take “20 to 25 years,” DeLuce said.
Once completed, the tennis courts will be the same as the other regulation courts in the city: the classic blue and green color combo.
Centennial and Central High Schools both play on Lindsay’s tennis courts.
The Park District also plans to redo the courts at Spalding Park, which also serves local tennis athletes.
“We have a lot of tennis players in the community. When these two elements are completed, we will have great tennis courts for local players and high schools,” said DeLuce.