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Tennis Courts Get a Facelift

Recreation Supervisor Spencer Campbell talks about upgrades to the tennis courts at Bob Foss Park. Recent rains delayed construction work
Recreation Supervisor Spencer Campbell talks about upgrades to the tennis courts at Bob Foss Park. Recent rains delayed construction work.

The City’s tennis courts at Bob Foss Park are getting a world-class facelift.

Work on the popular and heavily used courts began earlier this month and should wrap up some time in February, said Recreation Supervisor Spencer Campbell, the City’s point person on the project. Upgrades include new fence post and fencing, new windscreens, new light fixtures, a new paint job and access to the disabled. Cracks in the pavement will be repaired.

When the improvements are completed, Campbell said the Bob Foss courts will meet International Tennis Federation standards. The ITF is the governing body for world tennis.
The tennis courts are a popular spot for competitive players as well as those who just want to bat around a few balls during lunch or after work. It’s not uncommon to see people using the courts well after dark.

Workmen install new fence posts at the popular tennis courts
Workmen install new fence posts at the popular tennis courts.

Campbell said the upgrades will make a good set of tennis courts even better.

“It will make a big impact,” he said. “Those courts are used every day and night.”

Workers installed fence posting this week but the work has been delayed by the inclement weather.

The improvements, which cost just under $20,000, are the first at the Bob Foss courts in more than five years.
Mayor Daryl Busch called the tennis courts a “well-kept secret” and, despite their popularity, said City officials wished more people knew about them and used them.

“They are here and they are available for the public to use,” he said.

Busch said despite the tough economic times, Perris remains committed to providing top-flight recreational facilities for City residents.

“We are continuing to improve things for our City,” he said.