Milford's tennis courts reopen after major overhaul
Milford’s public tennis courts have reopened for the 2017 season after being completely renovated.
The renovations included the installation of an entirely new surface, a US Open Tennis Center color scheme, new nets and posts, new fencing and hitting walls.
Other amenities such as benches, trash receptacles, windscreens and signage will be installed in the near future, according to Park and Recreation Director Paul Piscitelli.
The Anderson Avenue Courts, the Leroy Doolittle Courts at Eisenhower Park and the John Scalici Courts at Fowler Field are open for play daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“This project is another example of the city’s commitment to improving the recreational assets in Milford, which attract new residents, business and visitors,” Piscitelli said. “These new courts will definitely enhance your playing experience.”
The last time work was done on the courts was about 10 years ago, when the courts at Eisenhower Park and Fowler Field were resurfaced and the cracks repaired.
“It’s been a long time,” said Park and Recreation Commission Chairman Dan Worroll when the renovation was getting underway. “We had just been doing minor repairs.”
The tennis courts get a lot of use, Worroll said, noting that the Eisenhower and Fowler Field courts have lights for night playing. The courts are popular with tennis leagues and individuals.
G Pic & Sons was the general contractor and Hinding Tennis of West Haven oversaw construction of the new courts.
The total cost of the project was $892,000, which was paid through bonding, Piscitelli said.
The old asphalt and base stone was removed and replaced with the new material.
Residents can register for an annual season tennis pass which allows them to reserve court time on a weekly basis. To register or for more information go tomilfordrecreation.com.