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Letter: Reconsider changing city park tennis courts

I read with interest the article published March 24 concerning pickleball (“Pickleball: addicting, open to everyone — and just plain fun”).

I do enjoy a game of pickleball and have lots of friends who play but the news that the City Park tennis courts would be turned into pickleball courts really concerned me.

How many of the tennis courts will no longer be there? Who made this decision? Is it final? There are already pickleball lines on two of the tennis courts. Are more needed?

There are many places to play pickleball but very few to play tennis already.

Doesn’t Dan Nicholas already have pickleball courts? The courts at the City Park were refurbished not too many years ago and are in pretty bad shape already.

I was recently playing tennis there, and we were bumped off along with two other sets of players because North Rowan High and East Rowan High hold their home matches on the City Park courts.

That was fine, but we were very sad to learn that the courts at these two schools were in such bad shape that they weren’t playable. Where is the money to help these two schools? I know Catawba has two unplayable courts at the moment as well. There very well could be more.

I am hoping the powers that be reconsider making these changes.

— Melissa Utley

Salisbury

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