WATERVILLE, Maine -- A late-summer makeover for Colby College’s 10 tennis courts will be more than a facelift–it will ensure a higher level of competitive play for the Mules while offering local tennis players a better experience on the four courts designated for community use.
The rejuvenation work, scheduled to be completed on all courts by Sept. 14, includes cleaning, crack filling, resurfacing, and painting in gray and Colby Blue. New windscreens are also planned for the entire facility.
“Getting our courts resurfaced is a tremendous step in the right direction for our programs,” Colby head coach Jason Cohen said. “Having a (high quality) playing surface is imperative for us to compete at the highest level. I expect that we will be competing with the NESCAC elite very soon, and it’s great to have a facility that can compete with the best in the conference.”
The work at the courts is just the beginning of very visible changes on Colby’s eastern campus; work is scheduled to begin this fall to move competition fields as part of the construction of a new athletic complex.