Tennis club members are busy adding enhancements to the new Red Sail Courts – News – New Bern Sun Journal

Now that the new court surface is completed, the Fairfield Harbour Tennis Club members are busy adding additional enhancements to improve the look and play of the Red Sail tennis facility. During the past two months the club has refurbished the courtside benches and bag hangers, thanks to Rick Miller; improved the landscape with two beautiful planters at the front gate, thanks to Nina Michaud; and added an outside bench for visitors and waiting players, thanks to Jeff Hardy. In addition the club’s skilled craftsmen Jim Hampson and Vinny Michaud are now finished building and installing the new practice backboard along the back fence. This board has been engineered with a slope to provide a realistic return to the ball. More improvements are planned in the future: the club plans to add a windscreen and, with the guidance of the POA Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor, we are exploring the possibility of painting the aging fencing and adding a concrete pad at the main entrance gate.

The Red Sail Courts are reserved for the following:

Women: Monday and Wednesday 8 am and Friday 7:30 am

Contact Pam Miller if you are interested pammiller950@gmail.com

Men: Monday and Friday 9 am

Contact Lloyd Moore if you are interested lloyd.moore@suddenlink.net

Cardio Tennis is in the planning stages for fall: Contact Jim Hampson to find out more and get on the list jnchampson@gmail.com.

Mixed doubles is in the planning stages for fall: Contact Pam Miller if you are interested pammiller950@gmail.com

Independent play available to all residents: The courts are kept locked but are available for tennis players during all daylight hours. If you want to set up a match with friends or practice on your own, please call Security for the Gate Code. We only ask that you remember to wear appropriate tennis shoes and accompany your children if they are ages 12 and under.

Questions: Contact Pam Miller 252-631-1474 FHTC President

We would love to see you on the courts.

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