Neary courts to be resurfaced

by Beth Melo on August 17, 2016

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Above: Tennis courts at Neary are due for an overhaul in September (contributed photo)

If you enjoy playing tennis, make sure to take advantage of the courts at Neary this month. Southborough Recreation has announced that they’ll be closed the first week of September.

The good news is that, if weather cooperates, they’ll only be closed for one week. And when they reopen, it should be worth the wait.  The Richardson Tennis Courts will be completely resurfaced.

The department explains that the 15 year old courts have been repaired over the years but are now in need of a complete overhaul. The project will cost upwards of $85,000. It’s jointly funded by the Community Preservation fund, a grant from USTA (US Tennis Association), The Friends of Southborough Recreation and the Recreation Department.

During the closing, you can still make use of Finn’s tennis court.

(contributed photo)

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In sharing the news, the department informed me how the Richardson Tennis Courts got their name. It’s in honor of Pat Richardson, a longtime resident of Southborough and supporter of recreation, as a past member of the Recreation Commission and instructor.  (See photo right of Richardson teaching tots to enjoy tennis.)

1 Pat Richardson August 18, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Thank you for the article on the Neary tennis courts.
It was a great honor to have them dedicated to me.

2 David August 18, 2016 at 12:32 PM

That’s great news – we’re looking forward to breaking in the new surface!

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