Sympathy for tennis

Why on earth would council allow access to an $800,000 tennis facility to people who can play on any parking lot?

Having spent many happy hours playing tennis on the old Centennial Park courts, and many more waiting for a court to come free, I have every sympathy for the writer of the letter in the Aug. 7 edition of the PNR, taking Central Saanich council to task for not allowing tennis buffs to have their day before council voted to allow pickleball lines on the new tennis courts.

I understand her concern. Even if the lines are a different colour, there will still be confusion and even longer waits for a court. But the really annoying thing is that it’s not necessary.

Pickleball became popular in the Seattle area because it can be played anywhere. All you need is a parking lot, some lines, an easily portable net and you have a court.

Why on earth would council allow access to an $800,000 tennis facility to people who can play on any parking lot?

Ian Cameron, Brentwood Bay

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