When creating public spaces it is important to take into account the needs and wants of the surrounding community. Currently there are no tennis courts in Manayunk, and the tennis courts in Roxborough are in disrepair.
When reviewing the proposal for the new Venice Island Recreation and Performing Arts center there is an area dedicated for 4 basketball courts. Previously there had only been one, which adequately met the community demand because of other basketball courts available in the area.
In the past, Manayunk Sport and Social and Philly Sport and Social have had tennis leagues. These leagues have struggled in part because lack of proper facilities. Tennis courts will allow a wider range of athletes to be able to use and enjoy the space. It would also allow for different leagues to be able to use and promote the space.
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