Milford tennis courts getting overhaul

The city is redoing the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park, Fowler Field and the Anderson Avenue playground.

“The surface of the courts was cracked, which resulted in an unsafe playing surface; the fencing was in need of repair and many of the tennis posts were broken,” said Park and Recreation Director Paul Piscitelli. “The work is also consistent with the city’s effort to upgrade its recreation facilities.”

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.

G Pic & Sons is the general contractor and Hinding Tennis of West Haven will be in charge of building the new courts. According to Hinding’s website, new tennis courts generally take 30-60 days to construct.

The total cost of the project is $892,000, which is being paid for through bonding, Piscitelli said.

The old asphalt and base stone is being removed and replaced with the new material. All the tennis posts and tennis nets are being replaced. All the fencing and gates are being removed and replaced. All courts will be repainted and relined.

The courts are scheduled to be ready for play in the spring of 2017.