By Michel Moriceau
Published on 17 Jan 21 at 10:09
Built within the Nineteen Sixties and renovated within the early 2000s, the 4 tennis courts on the Meillon stadium have seen little exercise in current seasons.
“In the 1980s, they were used by the tennis section of the Amicale Fertoise and the activity was then taken over by the OFCL *, remembers Philippe Madelaine, head of the sports and leisure department. Since the dissolution of OFCL in 2013, those who wanted to compete have turned to the Bagnoles club ”.
Unused programs “have not been maintained since this period” observes Philippe Madelaine.
Having deliberate the event of a multisport platform on the stadium, the brand new municipality determined to place two courts again into service.
During the confinement interval, Guillaume Jannet, sports activities educator from the sports activities and recreation division and Eric Bredillet, stadium upkeep agent, obtained right down to their renovation with a high-pressure cleaner to refresh the porous concrete flooring which is sort of proof against time. An anti-moss will be utilized within the spring. “A net was given to us and we thank the donor” confided the primary metropolis councilor.
Monday January 11, Mayor Michel Leroyer and his deputy Guy Midi got here to see the end result with Joël Monthulé, director of technical companies.
When the great climate returns, it will be potential to make use of them freed from cost and with out reservation. They can be utilized particularly for colleges and leisure facilities. Depending on the attendance, a schedule might presumably be arrange
“As part of our project, the other two courts could be transformed into spaces for volleyball and basketball, but nothing has yet been decided” specifies the mayor.
Contact: sports activities and recreation division, 8, rue Saint-Denis, 02.33.37.47.00, sports email@example.com
* OFCL : Fertois Office of Culture and Leisure