From the City of North Vancouver website: Staff will now work with the consultant team to complete the detailed design based on the feedback received. The design will feature dedicated pickleball courts and a shared basketball court, fenced off-leash dog area, habitat restoration of the ravine edge and additional picnic tables. An artificial turf play space will be optional depending on final cost estimates.
The detailed design process is proceeding, followed by a tender
process. If there any construction proposals received within budget,
construction will follow in the summer.
The new permanent pickleball courts at Murdo Fraser are done!
Six courts are painted and lined and permanent nets are up for 5 of them. One court next to the practice wall will require a portable net. As of August 3 club play has resumed at Murdo Fraser, in lieu of Tempe Glen. Come and check it out!
Little Cates has initiated a new “Novice to 3.0 only” session from 11-12 on Sundays and Wednesdays after the All-Play time (9:00 – 11:00) and will look into a possible evening time if we find it generates enough interest with those new to the game but work during the day.
play for all levels continues mornings 9:00 – noon at Murdo Fraser and 9:30 –
12:00 at Marine & 29th.
Over 90 players joined us for an end-of-summer celebration and Club Potluck after the rain delay, Monday September 1, on the newly renovated Murdo Frazer Courts.
Play began at 9am and the food was finally put away at 3 pm. Thanks to the Social Committee and the volunteers who kept everyone playing and kept the table tidy. Congrats to the draw prize winners and winners of the Do-You-Know-Your-Club Quiz….which is posted on the website.
THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN! and Patty Tougas for the report.
Thankfully the rain stopped Friday
night and with the help of Jim Patterson, Sue Anderson and Patty Tougas in the
early morning, the courts were made dry enough by the time the session began at
10am. Eighteen people showed up to
register with Margaret Kennedy and so we quickly taped two of the back tennis
courts with kitchen lines to allow for all to participate on 4 courts. Our coaches were Heather Fleming, Salma
Mitha, Jim Patterson and Dave Fairall.
Betty Eisenhauer was our photographer and Ann Westwood and Margaret
doubled up for ball girls which was a much-appreciated asset on the expansive tennis
courts. The participants were all very
engaged and so happy to learn the simple basics of the game and thoroughly
enjoyed playing games up to 5 pts which gave them many opportunities to mix and
mingle with the other players.