Thursday, July 18, 2024
July 18, 2024

Portlock tennis courts repaired

SUBMITTED BY SALT SPRING TENNIS ASSOCIATION

Twelve Salt Spring Tennis Association (SSTA) volunteers spent three hot days last weekend repairing and restoring courts 2 and 3 at Portlock Park for safe summer play.  

Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) supplied materials sourced by the SSTA, and the volunteers got down to hours of grinding and clearing out the deep, weed-choked cracks. A case of bottled water donated by Country Grocer was greatly appreciated by the thirsty workers.  

After debris clear-up, cleaner and an adhering compound were applied before towelling filler into the excavations and sanding  them smooth. The repaired areas were then painted with a layer of white sealant to protect them until the final colour compound PARC ordered arrives. When it does, there will be another short court closure while the volunteers return to finish the job. These dedicated people have gladly given up time, expertise and their knees to improve our park facilities, and we thank them.

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