3 tennis courts to get facelift

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association unanimously approved at its June 4 meeting the allocation of $76,500 for tennis court maintenance. Three of the Tennis Club’s 12 championship courts are in need of replacement or repair.
Court 10 has experienced structural failure and is rarely used. Paul LeBeau, Tennis Club treasurer, described the 30-year-old court as “not even playable.”
The plan is to replace the carpet and sand surface with a hard court similar to the materials used to replace court nine in 2008. CH Court Tech, which was contracted for that job, submitted the lowest bid for the current work needed.
Resurfacing was recommended for courts one and two, which are cracking. This will extend their use for another three years, at which time it is likely they will need to be replaced as well.
The capital expenditure was included in the 2009-2010 Association budget, which the board of directors unanimously adopted at the same meeting, so funding is available. The projects are part of the five-year capital plan approved by the tennis club board of directors. Director Tom Lang praised the club for its proactive approach to keeping the courts in playable condition.
Since the improvements are part of an ongoing maintenance program, the Association board can expect to see funding requests “surfacing” in the future, Lang said — pun intended.

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