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Leaders meeting today to discuss Empie Park tennis expansion

Wilmington Parks and Recreation leaders are meeting today to discuss the tennis court expansion project at Empie Park. Empie currently has eight courts. Players will soon have more, thanks to a $1.5 million parks and green space bond. Thousands of people in Wilmington play tennis, netting the need for more courts. Tara Duckworth, Wilmington Parks and Recreation, said, "The tennis community has been looking to expand the facilities. There's such a great demand for tennis in the area, its been something working on for years with other tennis advocates." The public meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at the downtown library. One issue the group is discussing is just how many new tennis courts are needed.

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The tennis courts

Why are they making all these tennis courts at empie. Families enjoy the games there. We as the people of wilm. should speak our mines about things like this. Thats so sad for the guys that play ball there. Some people just go to see the games there. When they put a dog park there that was enough. It's sad when they just think of self its alot of people that enjoy the park as it is . We need to save and get some of these streets fixed. We need to make a center for the youth as a safe area to play. Who really are we helping by making all these tennis courts??? We are not saving the little boys that ride they bikes there to play ball. We are not thinking about the parents that take they kids there for games.Just think about it who benifits? You take a wild guess. One day our say will matter. Because if everyone got togther this would not be accept.