Private tennis courts not for public land

We are talking here about public land, owned by the municipality, and therefore by all citizens of Saanich.

Re: Clay court tennis proposal

I have followed the discussion about the clay courts mainly through the Saanich News.

May be I am missing something but I feel moved to address the topic of public and private land, which i have not seen addressed, or at least not as an important factor.

We are talking here about public land, owned by the municipality, and therefore by all citizens of Saanich.

To me this proposal for a tennis facility should not even be considered.

In short, they are asking for land and money which belongs to all of us, but for the use of a small, exclusive group of tennis players. I am an active tennis player myself but this proposal is way out.

It is my strong hope that the mayor and council of Saanich will refuse this request. As the body elected to serve and protect the public interest I expect they will.

Hanny Pannekoek

Saanich