A tennis player’s service fault may be due to bad lighting at the newly renovated Marguerite Tennis Center. Many club members now don’t want to play after dark, according to a letter to the City Wednesday on behalf of “Mission Viejo tennis players.”
The $5.4 million renovation included new lighting, but the letter says an intense glare is blinding the players. Players are asking for action since the new facility has been open for two months without resolution of the problem.
The missive to City Manager Dennis Wilberg asks:
- What action is the City contemplating to fix the Iights? Why did the contractor bid document not specify standard state of the art tennis court lights that are commonly used in neighboring cities?
- Can the contractor who worked on the project fix/ readjust the lights or is a new contractor procurement required?
- What is the City’s schedule for fixing and bringing the lights up to a satisfactory playing standard?
The City has advised it is looking into the matter.