The Wetaskiwin tennis courts are getting a makeover this summer with new paving. Repaving began on June 6 and will continue until the end of August when the work is complete during which time the courts will be closed to the public.
“The Tennis Courts Rehabilitation Project will provide a much needed facelift and return the courts to a safe and playable condition for the community to enjoy,” said Recreation Manager Natasha Grant.
The revitalized tennis courts will include lines for tennis and pickleball. Grant says pickleball has grown steadily in the Wetaskiwin community over the past few years.
While the courts are closed, the city’s recreation department has extended its pickleball program at the Wetaskiwin Drill Hall until June 30. Pickleball hours will be Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The city says the total cost of the tennis court revitalization project is $220,000 and the Canadian Revitalization Grant will cover $144,000 of the total. The remaining $76,000 is funded by the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grant from the Government of Alberta.
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