Another local petition was just started in the Community.
While the concept of a new and improved tennis facility at Crandon Park funded by the Tournament sounded good on the election ballot, some people don’t agree that the current plan is in the best interest of the year-round tennis players. According to the starters of the petition current plans for Crandon Park Tennis Center expansion include eliminating all six (6) clay and the only two (2) grass courts at the Tennis Center in order to build three new permanent tennis stadiums.
Currently, the Crandon Park Tennis Center has 18 hard courts, 6 clay courts (4 green and 2 red), and 2 grass courts, making it the only multi-surface public tennis facility around. The courts are utilized by the public year round and booking/ using a clay court at prime time is often difficult with only 6 clay courts while the hard courts are plentiful (18). According to the folks that initiated the petition it makes little sense to eliminate them because most of the leagues and the Sectional Tennis Championship (Daytona) are almost always on clay courts.
If you would like to show your support of keeping the clay and grass courts at the Crandon Park Tennis Center please sign the petition!