A recent letter writer protested the removal of trees for the Longbrook Park tennis courts in Stratford. A number of residents have expressed opposition to the proposal and others have come out in favour. It is as it should be to discuss the pros and cons of a public plan. It is not right to express false information when speaking, regardless of favoring or opposing.
The protest writer states that there are two clay courts and eight hard courts at Short Beach. Clay courts are expensive to maintain and have not been used for several years. The Stratford Tennis Association held tournaments for many years on these grounds. They agreed to the plan to replace them with four post-tensioned concrete courts. The Short Beach courts have been eliminated except for two which are being repaired.