Seneca Park tennis courts good as new, if not better

Seneca Park tennis courts get resurfaced, now open again
The newly-renovated Seneca Park tennis courts were celebrated Saturday. (Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
The newly-renovated Seneca Park tennis courts were celebrated Saturday. (Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - From grownups to little ones, Seneca Park's tennis courts have always been popular.

"Such easy access, central (part) of the city, I mean it's almost perfect," Matt Steilberg said.

Steilberg has been a regular over the years. He's been coming to polish his game at least three times a week ever since he was in high school. He says he's always noticed the wear-and-tear.

"They were pretty bad back then, but still pretty playable," Steilberg said. "But by the last two years or so, they had just gotten really unbearable."

Saturday a "Renovation Celebration" was held at the courts.

"There's always been a huge amount of tennis play out here, so a lot of wear-and-tear on the courts and it's been some time before it has been resurfaced," Mayor Greg Fischer said. "So to see the community together like this, to be put back in good playing shape, is good."

In response to the increasing traffic, the city - along with various tennis associations - gave the old courts a facelift.

Twin brothers Der'sean and Derrick May had already grown to love the shiny new surface.

"Now that we're here in Seneca Park and it's all new, it's making a good impression on the park," Der'sean said.

The brothers say that new, resurfaced courts are important for several reasons.

"So your shoes don't end up coming loose—like the bottom of coming off!" Der'sean said.

For the May brothers tennis may just be a hobby, but they say they'll be coming back to play now that the courts are squeaky clean.

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