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New tennis and pickleball courts planned at Green Island

Brad Williams

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The city of La Crosse is making plans to build new tennis courts, to fill a void left by the recent demolition of old courts near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.    

Parks and rec. supervisor Jared Flick said new indoor and outdoor courts for tennis and pickleball could be built at Green Island next year. 

“Losing those 16 courts on La Crosse Street was something that the city struggles with right now,” Flick said. “We have a huge need and demand for a tennis-specific (court) in this area.”

Ten tennis courts would be built outdoors, with six more inside a bubble attached to the Green Island ice arena. 

The project may cost more than $2 million.

Two public meetings on the Green Island project are planned this week. 

One will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the south side neighborhood center. The second at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Black River Beach center near Rose Street.    

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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