Fix Ward 5 Tennis Courts in Washington, D.C.

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This petition simply asks for the Washington, D.C. government to fix the lights and courts in Ward 5.

Since 2011, Ward 5's tennis players asked D.C. Government to repair the neighborhood tennis courts in Brookland, North Michigan Park, Langdon, and Fort Lincoln.  Repeated direct diplomatic appeals to the Mayor, the Department of General Services, and the City Council are ignored.  

Unfortunately, if the repairs happen, the work is sloppy and rarely fully completed.  Regular maintenance is non-existent, and contractors collect taxpayer dollars for incomplete, sub-par work.  How can we stand by and watch our tax dollars literally be flushed down the drain, and our citizen requests be ignored over and over again?

We are the home of the Washington Kastles, the Citi Open, and the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF).  Why should we have to fight to be healthy and happy?  No one wants to travel to other neighborhoods or states, risk playing on hazardous and dark courts, or argue over the few decent courts in our communities just to play tennis.  Ward 5 players of all ages and backgrounds simply want to be fit, have fun, be safe, release stress, and socialize.  

Please join us in standing for safe, quality resources for all of Ward 5.  Demand that the Mayor and D.C. Government end the bureaucratic nightmare and just fix our neighborhood tennis courts before yet another tennis season ends.