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Westwood Recreation will send email reminders for relevant meetings. To be notified via email, please send a request to recreation@townhall.westwood.ma.us.

High school court lights:

Currently undergoing installation. 

Tennis hitting walls:

The new tennis hitting walls have been installed at Downey and the high school tennis complex.  We hope you enjoy these new court amenities!

 

Projects recently completed

As you may have seen, the tennis courts at the high school have been repaired and resurfaced. A special purpose top coat paint provides increased foot traction. We have also refurbished the Downey tennis courts. In addition to crack sealing and resurfacing, center net anchor straps have been installed to give the center net its proper height.  The new hitting walls are constructed of materials that enhance return bounce, absorb noise, and can withstand New England weather. 

Court lighting

The Recreation Department and Commission held a public information meeting to discuss light installation options for the high school tennis courts.  Lighting the high school courts will significantly increase playing time availability.  Assuming lights turning on at dusk, each court could be available for an additional 500 hours (if off at 9pm) to 800 hours (if off at 10pm) over the entire playing season from spring through fall.  Additionally, the lights will allow the high school tennis team to start practicing earlier in the season.

Pickleball

To expand our hard-court offerings, we are recommending the installation of pickleball courts at the Sheehan tennis court site.  Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.  Many Westwood residents travel to neighboring communities to make use of pickle ball courts.  Pickleball has also been adopted in the Westwood school physical education curriculum. Pickleball is very similar to tennis with two primary differences; 1) pickle ball racquets and balls are used and 2) the playing area is smaller. These modifications make for a less physically rigorous yet equally enjoyable game.  Pickleball court development is currently on hold while the Town and School Department analyzes options to site the new elementary school building under consideration.  

Morrison Park

The Select Board recently approved the Recreation Department to commence repaid and refurbishment work for the Morrison Park basketball court. This work will comprise crack sealing and painting of the court surface and replacement of the perimeter fencing.

For questions and comments please write to recreation@townhall.westwood.ma.us

 

   

 Court Refurbishment Plan FY17-18

Statement of Work - The Town of Westwood is seeking contracted services to perform new court installation, court resurfacing and lining, new net and posts (as needed), repair/replace fencing. To increase tennis court availability, the Recreation Commission will discuss lighting options for one or more courts.

Location and Types of Courts - On an as-needed basis court construction, resurfacing and addition of amenities is intended to take place at locations including, but not limited to the following:

 

Item

Location

Types of Courts

Estimate

Lighting Estimate

1

Morrison Park

Basketball

$29,125

$137,500 (both courts)

2

Morrison Park

Tennis

$152,500 (new construction)

(above)

3

Downey School

(2) Tennis

$30,527

$137,500

4

High School

(6) Tennis

$55,772

$187,500 (6) / $156,250 (3)

5

Sheehan Courts*

(2) Tennis

$225,000 (new construction)

$137,500

* note: footprint base expansion required; 104’x112’ to 108’x120’

Project Timeline:

Prepare and submit request for Spring Town Meeting

Work completed around usage needs - 2017

Morrison: following MBTA’s East Street bridge construction - 2019

Court Notes: Lifespan resurfacing 5-8 years on commercial court – lose grip sand slurry