Thursday, February 25, 2010

City Forces The Public To Raise Funds to Fix Dangerious Ft. Green Park Tennis Courts

Meadows of Shame

The Brooklyn Paper's Meadows of Shame was created after the deplorable conditions found this past Summer in Prospect Park.


There’s nothing more frustrating than being in a Roger Federer-esque zone, only to have your baseline drive fail because of a bad bounce on a crack-filled court.

Ten tennis players who use the courts in Fort Greene Park certainly feel that way — and they held their first fundraiser last night to raise money to fix the problem, according to the Brooklyn Paper.

“There are tons of cracks in the court surfaces,” said Rich Rodriguez, one of the members of the just-founded Fort Greene Tennis Association, which raised money at the General Greene on Thursday night. “Some of them are almost an inch wide! Someone could easily trip and fall while playing.”

The alliance of pseudo-Samprases is shooting for $250,000 for a complete overhaul of the courts. Once that happens, the group hopes to coordinate tennis programs.

In addition to the surface repairs, the players want to remedy a drainage system that leaves puddles of water and piles of leaves on the courts.

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THE BROOKLYN PAPER - February 25, 2010 - By  Stephen Brown 

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