Saanich should be cautious with clay courts

My wife and I attended our first community meeting last Thursday regarding the proposed private clay tennis courts

My wife and I attended our first community meeting last Thursday regarding the proposed private clay tennis courts on a portion of Cedar Hill Park.

There were numerous well thought-out and researched presentations by Saanich residents that clearly deserve council’s unbiased consideration.

However, what particularly stood out for me was the obvious well-organized group of clay court proponents.

Most of the seats in the auditorium were occupied by “white cap” wearing tennis court proponents, many of whom carried tennis racquets to a town hall meeting. This appeared to be an immature attempt to give visual cues of support for the tennis courts at the meeting.

Caution should be the watchword for Saanich, as much is at stake.

Robert Chong

Saanich

 

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