Monroe County will celebrate the opening of six new pickleball courts at Ontario Beach Park today. They will be located on the site of the old basketball courts.
People have been wondering why the basketball courts were closed. Now we know.
County parks director Larry Staub said the basketball courts were badly underutilized and in need of repair. He said they had been closed for a couple seasons and the setup of the space is not conducive to basketball.
Pickleball fans are rejoicing. Basketball lovers…not so much. East High’s principal, who mistook the pickleball courts for tennis courts, tweeted:
@rachbarnhart whatever happen to the basketball courts? Who decided they should go and why? Tennis courts sit empty daily. SMH…:/
— Anibal Soler, Jr. (@AnibalSolerJr) July 2, 2012
@rachbarnhart really? Underutilized?… Well personally, I have a different hypothesis, but nonetheless anyone know a Pickle ball player?
— Anibal Soler, Jr. (@AnibalSolerJr) July 3, 2012
Links of the Day:
– An NFL memo outlines what would need to happen for a franchise to move to Los Angeles. Bills fans, take note.
Photo of the Day:
While trying to find pictures of the Ontario Beach Park basketball courts, I came across this one. I’m so glad hair dryers have evolved. The library website says it was taken at the old South Avenue pool:
Formally known as the Rochester Natatorium, the South Avenue pool was the city’s largest indoor pool. Built in 1907 behind the public bath house at 250 South Avenue, the building was brick with a steel truss roof. The pool measured 78 feet long and 45 feet wide. The water depth ranged from 3 to 7 feet. It was frequented by people from all walks of life. The building was demolished in 1968.