Save the tennis courts!
Posted in the Osprey Forum
#1 Apr 25, 2013
"Stop the demolition of the tennis courts at Sarasota High School. Keep the Courts!"
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Sarasota High School is slated for major reconstruction, starting this summer. The current plan calls for the eight tennis courts to be demolished, with no replacement courts to be built.
We believe that the demolition of the eight tennis courts at Sarasota High School, proposed for the summer of 2013, should be stopped. These courts have been a valuable community resource for many years, providing exercise and recreation for thousands of people, from the surrounding neighborhoods and throughout the area. Many Sarasota High School tennis teams have trained and played on them. Many other school teams have played there. This is the only set of eight public courts in the County. The demolition of these courts, which cost a lot to build and have only recently been resurfaced, is a waste of taxpayer money. The demolition of these courts, in order to provide a new bus loop, so that Sarasota High School’s existing combined bus loop/Parent dropoff can become only a parent dropoff, is a misguided use of public resources. Some may feel that schools shouldn’t have to care about the community’s recreation but the school system is funded by taxpayer dollars paid by the public, its facilities are owned by the public., and the school system should consider the impact of its actions upon the public.
Once we get enough signatures, we will present it to the School Board. We don't have much time. The School Board is scheduled to make a final decision on this matter in May or June. Please act fast.
So, we ask you to do two things. First, please sign the online petition. Second, get five of your friends.......... to sign and get five of their friends.......... to sign and get five of their friends..........to sign and get five of their friends.......... Thanks in advance!
#2 Apr 26, 2013
Are the tennis courts at Payne Park not public?
#3 Apr 29, 2013
The courts at Payne Park are public courts, but it isn't free to play there. Because they are "clay" courts, the county currently charges $10 per person to use them. There is no cost to play on the hard courts at the high school.
#4 May 9, 2013
Oh, so you don't wanna pay to play?
There are two courts on Coconut just north of Blvd of the Arts.
Or are those you 'don't want to play at either'?
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