A Court Resurfacing and Improvements Project will begin later this month and includes resurfacing and restriping of tennis and pickleball courts at City facilities to increase play capacity and create a positive impact for residents enjoying the community’s outdoor tennis and pickleball courts.
The construction improvements will move forward in phases beginning at Cays Park and ending at the Coronado Library. To create more playing areas for the growing number of pickleball users, crews will convert two existing tennis courts in Cays Park into dedicated pickleball courts. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2023 with weather permitting and on-time material delivery.
The Court Resurfacing & Improvements Project construction was approved by the City Council in July, 2022 when the City Council agreed to add pickleball courts in Coronado. At its meeting on July 19, 2022, the City Council directed staff to make additional improvements to some of the courts while undergoing a resurfacing project. On November 15, 2022, the City Council approved the lowest bid contractor, TrueLine Construction and Surfacing, Inc. to build the project.
The City of Coronado operates and maintains 15 USTA standard doubles sized tennis courts. The current configuration provides 14 tennis courts, 8 temporary pickleball courts, 1 basketball court, and 1 practice court.
The $465,220 project will be funded from the City’s Capital Projects Budget and the Recreation Tennis Maintenance Budget.
The work will progress in phases with the first phase scheduled to start at Cays Park in late February 2023 and the final phase expected to be completed in June 2023 at the Coronado Library, barring rain or other inclement weather events that may prolong the work.
Construction Start Date: December 2022 (Contractor mobilizing and purchasing materials)
Construction Completion Date: June 2023 (timeline may change due to weather events.)
Construction Hours: 7am to 7pm and there will not be any night, weekend or holiday work.
City of Coronado Public Services & Engineering Department
The City will move forward with a tennis court resurfacing project as well as other improvements at Coronado Cays Park.
To better accommodate a variety of users, now and in the future, the City Council asked staff this week to make some immediate and long-term adjustments to provide pickleball players eight dedicated courts, maintain the existing basketball court, and add a tennis court with the Cays Park Master Plan process.
The Council authorized staff to advertise for bid the resurfacing work for all 17-City-owned courts, including Glorietta Bay Tennis Center and the Library courts, and possibly the four high school courts if the Coronado Unified School District elects to participate financially in the contract.
Specifically, the Council directed staff to do the following:
A workshop to discuss tennis and pickleball in Coronado earlier this week drew 70 people who provided important public feedback that will be used to guide a follow-up workshop. The Aug. 31 workshop consisted of seven stations where participants were asked to select their preferences on various topics solicited through public comment at the April 28 Special City Council and Aug. 9 Parks and Recreation Commission meetings. Information gathered at the workshop is being collected and an analysis of tennis facilities around the region is currently being reviewed to help staff develop a program for the follow-up workshop. Originally set for Sept. 8, the follow-up workshop has been postponed. As soon as a new date, time and location have been determined, staff will let the community know.
Presentation by CTA Board of Directors member, Bob Thompson, discussing the results of the recent survey of our members.