Lights on the Clay Courts – your opinion needed

February 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm 3 comments

The Riverview Tennis Club has been actively working on behalf of the tennis community toward accommodating night tennis with the installation of proper lighting at our Biggs Drive location. This has been an ongoing process of negotiation and exchange of information with the Town Administration and the Town Council as well as local Provincial and Federal Government officials. The Tennis Club provides great value for the Town in terms of fostering youth development and promoting wellness through an active lifestyle. It is known as one of the premier tennis surfaces in Atlantic Canada among avid tennis players and it represents Riverview favourably to the whole Atlantic Region.

Lights at the Tennis Club would work nicely to grow membership and added interest in tennis generally. We believe the time is ripe for facilitating night tennis at the Clay Courts. Let’s get this done finally!

Your feedback and input on this issue would be most appreciated. Please select the comments icon below to let us know what you think about the potential of night tennis at the Riverview Tennis Club. Let us know if we really need lights on the Clay Courts and why.  This information will be most helpful to local planners in the Town Adminstration.



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. riverviewtennis  |  February 20, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Night tennis is desperately needed – many adult players by the time they finish work and get everything done they have to in the domestic situation can only get to the tennis club when it is getting dark. RTC will always be constrained if it wants to increase membership and increase tennis playing activity. It is such a pleasure to play on a great clay surface like RTC has and it is great excercise. Support from the Town and local goverment is needed to facilitate night tennis – they should get going with this ASAP. It is really good faciltiy and should be extended for nght tennis just like everywhere else.

    Tennis Player

    • 2. Sandra Welner  |  June 2, 2010 at 1:08 am

      It is very surprising to me that there are still no night lights at the Riverview Tennis Club. I have lived in Riverview for 8 years now and have played tennis for most of those years. I of course play at the Moncton Tennis Club due to the lack of night tennis in Riverview. I know that our taxes are used for a lot of worthy causes in our community and feel that this should be one of them. There is nothing like exercise to help keep us healthy. Members of our Town Council should be taking every means possible to help in this effort. Extending the hours of play with night lights would be beneficial to all who use the Riverview Tennis Club and would undoubtedly bring more members to the club which of course would mean healthier people here in Riverview.

  • 3. Raymonde Breau  |  September 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    My spouse and I have been paying tennis in Riverview for many years now because of the clay. It is very frustrating not to have lights. With lights, we would be able to organize activities in the evening and create more interest to new members. With lights, we would easily double are memberships very quickly.
    At this time of year, we have no choice but to play at other clubs.

    I hope that the Town of Riverview will consider helping us to obtain lights for next summer.



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