Tiny tennis court getting resurfacing, pickleball lines

For now, expect the usual pickleball and tennis action on Tiny Courts.

A tender of $ 60,000 exclusive to HST was awarded to the Southern Ontario-based line painting company All Lined Up for the Resurfacing of Bluewater Tennis Courts at 10 Emilio Place, held by a recent committee of the entire assembly.

The project will include crack sealing, low spots in the filling, an acrylic surface with surfacing the court, and tennis and pickleball requirements to accommodate new lines of painting.

Public works director Tim Leitch wanted to make sure that the public needed pickleball.

“We do have a lot of questions. We resurface our courts,” Leitch said. “And we just want confirmation with the public that these will also have the pickleball lines installed.”

Pickleball began as a paddle sport in 1965, and has gained popularity in the over-65 demographic with newcomers and former tennis players alike. The size of the court is small, and as many as two pickleball courts can fit one tennis court.

The Bluewater Courts Join The Resurfacing Pickleball for the Other Two Tiny Areas: Balm Beach Tennis Courts at 27 Parkside Drive in Balm Beach; and Perkinsfield Park tennis courts at 43 County Road 6 South in Perkinsfield.

Once awarded a tender, Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma jokingly referenced a few years back from a popular crowdfunding campaign.

“Maybe one day, we’ll get to Solar Roadways tennis courts,” quipped Walma while wearing a large grin.

The Solar Roadways project, a modular solar panel paving system of hexagons intended to replace traditional resurfacing on the roadway, is the idea for a large amount of viral support and a crowdfunding site of nearly $ 2.9 million.

Tennis courts are not a far-fetched idea, like the human-weighted activity of Smaller paved areas. However, as a rule of thumb, tennis courts must be resurfaced through four to eight years.

Bluewater tennis courts for the awarded tender can be found at the Tiny Township website.

Information on pickleball and tennis courts can be found at the Tiny Township website.

Tiny township’s YouTube channel is available to view.

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