Erath Community Tennis Courts Resurfaced
Things have been looking brighter
recently in the Erath City Park. That’s because of
the bright blue tennis courts that were recently
completed. The courts were originally constructed
in 2001 as a gift to the community of Erath by the Erath
4th of July Association. There has been no work
done on the courts since that time and they were
beginning to show their age. The original green
surface was worn down to the concrete and the nets were
being held up by string. The tennis courts were in
dire need of resurfacing, however, the Town of Erath is
operating on a tight budget and didn't have the money
available to pay for the project.
The Erath 4th of July Association
offered to pay for the resurfacing of the courts.
The members of the association wanted the courts
returned to ideal playing conditions. One decision
that was easy to make was choosing a color for the
courts. The US Open adopted a new color scheme
several years ago that changed the inbound color to
blue. Members of the Erath 4th of July Association
“insisted that our new courts be Bobcat Blue,” stated
Robert B. Vincent, president of the association.
The members got their wish, and the bright blue courts
are hard to miss by anyone spending time in the park.
“This project is another example of
the association's commitment to improving the community
that has been so supportive of us over the past 81
years,” Vincent said. “The resurfaced courts will be
enjoyed by all who use the courts, including the Erath
High School Tennis Team.”
The Erath 4th
of July Association and the Town of Erath recently held
a ribbon cutting for the resurfaced tennis courts.
Erath Mayor John E. LeBlanc and association president
Robert B. Vincent are pictured cutting the ribbon to
officially open the courts. Association board
member present for the ribbon cutting included (left to
right): Chief of Police Anna Lapointe, Douglas Vincent,
Leona Poche’, Stephanie Broussard, Jennifer Teekell,
Matt Hebert, Natalie Mouton, Claudette Lacour
(treasurer), Dennis Mouton, Romona Babineaux, Timmy
Landry (vice president), Peggy LeBlanc, Terry Lancon,
and Jackie L. Vincent.