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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Town to expand tennis courts at Memorial Park

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be expanding the Memorial Park tennis courts, with work starting the week of Aug. 24.

Two additional playing courts will be added to the facility, says a staff report to council.

The volleyball courts have been converted to tennis courts, as “tennis courts are in high demand,” the report says.

This $125,000 project was approved included in the 2020 budget and $40,000 of the total is funded by donations, and the other $85,000 comes from parkland and recreation reserve funds.

In 2016, town staff met with the tennis club to discuss its future plans and expansion of the courts at Memorial Park was a priority, the report says. 

“Two courts would fit on the site. The tennis club advised the courts are in high demand and are having trouble finding court times to satisfy their membership.”

It said the consequences of not proceeding with the expansion are “increased complaints from the tennis club” and “overflow of tennis club players onto the public courts.”