The tennis courts in Wetaskiwin are getting a facelift this summer with a fresh re-paving. Re-paving began June 6 and will continue until the end of August when the work is completed during which the courts will be closed to the public.
“The tennis court rehabilitation project will provide a much-needed facelift and restore the courts to a safe, playable condition for the community to enjoy,” stated Natasha Grant, manager of recreation.
The revitalized tennis courts will include lines for tennis and pickleball. Grant states that pickleball has seen steady growth in the Wetaskiwin community over the past few years.
While the courts are closed the city’s recreation department has extended their pickleball program in the Wetaskiwin Drill Hall until June 30. Pickleball times will be Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The city states the total cost of the tennis court revitalization project is $220,000 and that the Canada Revitalization Grant will cover $144,000 of the total. The remaining $76,000 is being funded through the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Grant.