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The Wilson Highschool Tennis Courts in Long Beach, CA have been vandalized for people have cut the nets, oiled the courts, and thrown shattered glass. Unfortunately, because of vandalism and without the money to hire a supervisor, the City has closed the Wilson Tennis Courts in Long Beach, CA to the public, taking it away from the community.
My name is Michelle Truong and I'm a sophomore at Wilson Classical Highschool(right next to the tennis courts). With the help of my team and whnever time allows, we are trying to raise $4,500 to reopen the courts. This has upset me and my community for we had no say in the decision of closing the courts. I have petitioned and written a complaint letter to the City. I have even written to Roger Federer for assistance. I need help reopening the tennis courts to the community. I deeply feel that it's wrong for the City to take away the rights of the public and I need help.
Press Telegram has even written a column of my efforts which can be viewed here: http://www.presstelegram.com/columnists/ci_22691362/shore-patrol-wilson-classical-tennis-players-find-access
I have contacted USTA (United States Tennis Association) and I have even written a letter to Roger Federer and several other famous tennis players for help. Press Telegram has even written a column of my efforts. I want to spread the news and get more people involved. Whenever time allows, my team and I will try to fund-raise the $4,500 it takes to hire a supervisor to supervise the courts.
We, the people of Long Beach and supporters for this cause, encourage the Re-Opening of the Wilson Tennis Courts to the public. The City should Reopen the Tennis Courts to the public on the weekends to allow children and the people the time, space, and opportunity to play, and preserve the community’s right to enjoy tennis by using the tennis courts that their property taxes pay for.
In the past few years, the courts at Phoenix Tennis Center (PTC), located at 6330 N 21st Ave, Phoenix have fallen into a state that is below par.
Up to eight of the courts have visible cracks and/or surface undulations that make them unsafe to play on, and practically all the courts show bald patches that expose underlying concrete, and hence need resurfacing. The courts need to be brought up to playable condition.
In addition, the windscreens surrounding the courts are old and torn in many segments, and the court lights are the worst among all the city courts in the valley.
The lack of maintenance of the courts is baffling, given the importance of this facility to thousands of tax paying citizens of Phoenix who have used them consistently over the years. PTC is the home facility that hosts Match Point Tennis Club (MPTC) since 1966!
MPTC is a tennis club that hosts monthly tournaments at the PTC with regular participation of over 1000 entries/year. The PTC is also a home court for many league teams of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Arizona Tennis Association (ATA), and other tennis associations, where participation in league play include hundreds of players throughout the year.
This facility also hosts a national level junior tournament every winter that brings junior players to the PTC from all over the US once a year. There are also Junior Colleges from cold states who travel to the PTC to practice during their winter breaks. Finally, there are the locals who drop in and play tennis with their friends, families and visitors. For all these groups, the PTC is an integral part of their recreational and fitness life.
Given all of the above, the PTC has been bustling tennis facility because of its location and the staying power it has had over the last several decades. But recently, the complaints about the poor condition of the courts and the lights are growing louder and louder. This has prompted us to create this petition to address the issue. In the last year, there have been instances where up to 8 courts have been unusable during tournaments and the hosts have complained because they needed more courts.
Clearly, if these issues are not addressed, there is a distinct possibility that tournaments and league matches will start moving to other venues.
WE, the players, parents, coaches, facility operators, members and other patrons of the USTA, demand a voice in the structure and organization of junior tennis in our particular sections and at the national level.
Given that nearly no junior player, parent or coach was provided any notice at all of the "approved" changes, nor allowed an opportunity to have a discussion or provide suggestions for the upcoming rule changes and given that such changes will affect our players in a drastic and severe way, (including the expenditure of money for no real purpose and the restriction of players to have any incentive to keep playing the sport) we demand that the 2014 rules be amended or at the very least, suspended until there has been further study, comment, review and input from the very people who participate and spend money to be involved with the USTA.
We believe that the 2014 rule changes will have a "chilling effect" on junior tennis, in that relegating players to participate in only local events and not giving those players who might develop later in the sport or who might "catch fire" by seeing and competing in higher event categories, is certain to cause hundreds, if not thousands of juniors to quit the sport.
The rule changes will be so discouraging for those players just below the top ranked players and the middle of the pack players, they will quit the sport. In addition and most importantly, the stated rationale for approving the changes in order for the US to again have another top professional player by only allowing the "elite players to compete against the elite players" will not have the intended outcome as can be seen from undertaking statistical studies of the rule changes.
The upcoming 2014 rules changes will only deter players from continuing in the sport we all love and the changes will only encourage our jr. players to join other sports where opportunities are fair and extensive. We, the participants in the USTA, believe that inclusiveness is the way to find the next great US player, not exclusiveness. That, reducing tournaments and reducing draw sizes across the board will not encourage participation, but will instead, discourage participation. We demand that common sense, not elitism, should rule the day.
Djokovic is a tennis player, currently number 1 in the world. A child interviewer asked Novak, “What’s your daily schedule?”
Novak replied, “I go to school in the morning, then play tennis in the afternoon, afterwards I do my homework, and then I play out in the evenings.
“Is tennis a job or just play for you?” he was asked.
“Tennis is my job,” replied Novak.
“And what is your goal?” asked the interviewer.
“To become a champion,” said Novak.
PLAYING IN A WAR ZONE
In March 1999 NATO forces began running five hundred combat air missions into Serbia each day. Novak’s family continued living in their apartment there, but after the first week of bombing, began venturing out to practice.
Gencic’s sister died in the bombing, but she said that she, Novak and others, continued to play tennis in Belgrade, choosing areas that had been bombed the previous night on the assumption that they would not be bombed again so soon.
Novak said, “During the war in 1999 I was 12 years old I remember, we were celebrating my birthday, it was in May, and then we saw planes flying over our heads and kind of bombing the city and it was really an ugly image, and it was something that I don’t like to remember but on the other hand we were on the tennis court for a whole day.”
Dusan Grujic, General Manager of the Partizan club said, “Throughout the 78 days of bombing we kept the courts open every day, to help the young people think of something else.”
Dijana said, "There was no way we were going to sit at home crying. So Novak and his brothers were on the tennis court from 10am in the morning till 8pm at night.”
Novak later said of this time, “We heard the alarm noise about planes coming to bomb us every single day, a minimum of three times, for two and a half months, there was a huge noise in the city all the time, all the time. So in my case, when I hear a big noise even now, I get a little traumatized.”
According to Goran, “Tennis was the thing that kept the family sane.” When the bombing finally stopped, Novak and his brothers went outside shouting, "We are safe now! We are safe!"
The town of Waterford, NY does not have a dog park where people can bring their dogs to release their energy.
The town has many fenced in areas that are unused most of the year, such as the tennis court on 4th St., though dog owners are not allowed to let their dogs loose in them where they can run safely off their leash.
Yeadon Borough (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) owns the defunct property which houses the Yeadon Swim Club. Since 2010, junior tennis programming has been offered for free to residents of Yeadon in partnership with the Yeadon Borough Recreation Department, United States Tennis Association, Community Integration Program, Black Tennis Foundation of Philadelphia and Bolloway International Group.
More than 100 students have participated in programming and benefited from the resources provided by generous partners and individuals. For more details visit www.yeadontennis.webs.com.
Introduction of video review in national and international soccer games.
Hadleigh Park Lawn Tennis Club wishes to build a new clubhouse at unfavourable site, disturbing long-established badgers and their sett, and residents. There is room for the new clubhouse at other sites within the grounds, yet it has been earmarked for erection at the most intrusive place.
Castle Point Borough Council rejected the scheme by six votes to one. It is opposed by, not just local residents but also, local councillors and Rebecca Harris MP.
The clubhouse would damage and disturb the residents’ environment much more than the club and many of its players already do, and that of the active badger sett on the east side of the club grounds.
Hadleigh Park Lawn Tennis Club is a PRIVATE members-only club, behind locked gates, and these facts conflict with Veolia’s grant conditions, as set by Entrust and its regulations.
Facebook should be a free site without mobile or credit cards and having to prove your identity with government ID. Gift apps now require credit card or mobile with a confirmation code and when asked to get a confirmation code they never do send one. Facebook asks for too much.
Facebook should be more respectful towards privacy and with out having to get millions of people to give out too much personal information. People world wide are being picked on by Facebook, losing their account for no reason or being booted for some silly childish reason?
Note: not everyone has a credit card or mobile phone and probably some have never been to College or University? Why make it harder for millions of innocent Facebook users? It is time for a change!
The Northern Gold Coast Levy Action Group (NGCLAG) would like to thank everyone in the community who supported us! A very special thanks to those who signed our petition online, or at the Marina Quays Markets. We feel that was a major factor in Council relieving local residents from the discriminatory public bridges’ levies.
We have achieved a major victory with the Council at its meeting of the 1st of November 2010, resolving to fund both the Sickle Avenue North and South Bridges from whole of city funds, once and for all removing the proposed levy amounting to $13Million. This was a major achievement requiring many Councillors and Gold Coast City Council Staff to reverse their long held positions and support our cause.
The workload by the group committee over the past number of years that has brought this result has been overwhelming and ultimately exhausting. We have worked full time on this solution for the past 8 months, lobbying, researching, meetings with and submissions to Council and Government and wider stake holders, manning petitions, fund raising, protest rallies and events, also media interviews.
Following this victory, discussions have been held with Councillors and others to determine whether to pursue refunds of the Park and Canal levies applied in 2008. Several committee members who now face no levies at all, have indicated they would continue to stand by members who have already paid these levies. We appreciate the sentiments of those members who have expressed this stand.
Whether NGCLAG proceeds involves consideration of elements such as:
a) The remaining political capital, following Councillors and staff undertaking to bear the cost of two bridges, when they were sent away only three weeks ago to consider how they may pay for one.
b) The legalities of Council refunding levies already paid, as well as the illegality of letting some parties off the hook.
c) The ability to maintain the rage and effort needed for another extended fight that could last into 2012 with little chance of success.
d) The total loss of councillor and staff support for any further action following Councillors of other divisions burdening their constituents an additional rate sum that has been assessed at possibly 6% distributed over the next few years. This rate burden will create ratepayer agitation for these Councillors in the future.
e) The potential that the gains to date could be undone at 2011 budget time by the objectors Young, Sarroff, Crichlow and Shepherd. These objectors may not lie down and we need to retain the good will of the fringe Councillors that supported the recent resolution.
In consideration of the above the committee has now determined as a group it will not be pursuing the remaining levies.
We ask those who have paid or have to pay any levies, to accept that we have achieved significant success on your behalf removing in some cases, $10,000 to $12,000 from your total liability, that only a month ago seemed to be set in concrete. If you feel so aggrieved by the remaining levies we encourage you to pursue whatever avenues you feel appropriate. The structure of the NGCLAG shall remain in the near future to ensure no adverse circumstances arise.
Thanks to those who have sacrificed so much for this fight -in time, health, careers and family especially.
People power! With bridge levies “off the menu” everyone should enjoy Christmas!
The Executive Committee
- Northern Gold Coast Levy Action Group
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Millions of innocent animals die for their fur and meat. Domestic dogs and cats, raccoon dogs, minks, foxes, chinchillas and rabbits in China, Asia, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Indonesia. They are skinned alive still conscious.
Switzerland exports Saint Bernard dogs to china for human consumption. Very sick and cruel for an animal to suffer such pain.
I want people to stop stealing from artists' works and leave them be. I think this should stop and we should tell Amazon, I tunes that this is wrong and we should stop doing this. When an artist first comes out with the music it is the best. When someone copies them it sucks so please ask apple itunes and Amazon and other stores that sell music to take it off of their store and make sure there is never a cover band again selling music.
In 2003 the tennis courts at Stamper Park were transformed into a Horseshoe arena. There was no initial tournament or horseshoe games to rally the community around this sport.
The culture of the people in the community does not include playing horseshoes. The horseshoe arena has never once been utilized. Although, there was a $30,000 grant awarded.
This petition registers opposition to proposed changes to GPS sport.
I think that South Park should be able to show the last episode uncensored online. It is called freedom of speech Well just because one jerk makes a treat to you dose not mean you have beep major parts of the episode out.
I think it should be left the way it is online uncensored online only so that fans can watch the show without any beeped out.
16. I'on Club Reform
Over the last five years there have been numerous changes in management, personnel and levels of service at the I'on Club. This last year the changes have resulted in an increase in overall dissatisfaction among members both pool and tennis.
Lack of services including reducing staff and shortening hours of operation. No new merchandise(clothing) in the pro shop. The overall condition of the facility has degraded to an unacceptable level. The playing conditions of the tennis courts has fallen to a level of concern to the point were player safety is an issue.
Overall maintenance of the facilities are generally poor and in comparison to many other similar facilities an embarrassment to the members.
Rafael Nadal was #1 in the world & still he did not receive from NIKE an endorsement involving Rafael Nadal's bull monogram that is on his sneakers.
Other sportsmen have received similar endorsements & have not achieved the calibre of Rafael Nadal's achievements in his career.
The Bloomfield Hills Surf Club was established in 1962 as a private community swim club serving dozens of surrounding communities. In 1966, the I-75 business loop cut through these communities leaving the Surf Club isolated from those communities.
With the population growth in the area over the past 40 years, it is impossible for children to get to and from the Surf Club and the surrounding neighborhoods safely without the use of a motor vehicle. Surrounding the area are numerous bike and pedestrian paths, but none that allow for the safe passage across the 6 lane, I-75 feeder section of Square Lake Road. In addition, the surrounding communities have no access to newer paths connecting to the larger Clintion River Trail and Oakland County trail system.
Without pedestrian access to this area, the community immediately surrounding the Surf Club has no safe access to the Oakland County trail system, and The Surf Club is inaccessible to families that would like to safely visit without the use of a motor vehicle.
Please sign our other Bike Path Petition:
Online petition - Finish Square Lake to Opdyke Bike Path
Please consider a donation to help us advertise locally.
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Rafael Nadal, current world number 1 tennis player, was renowned for wearing sleeveless shirts for several years in tennis. In 2009, this changed to a more formal attire.
We believe Rafa needs to return to his original attire.
This program is completely voluntary. but the salvage yards will not be able to sell Engines, and Transmissions that could be used to maintain an older car.
Currently there's a bill called "Cash for Clunkers" which the government will proposed federal program that would encourage consumers to trade in gas-guzzlers or older cars for new cars that get better fuel economy, and that new cars are safer then the older cars.
The government will pay $2000 dollars to $4000 depending on the fuel economy of the new car compared to the older car, when the trade is made the older car will be crushed as well with the Engine and transmission and not be sold again! the Engines and transmissions will be crushed. which people can use in current cars of the same make and model that need engines or transmissions for their cars to run.
The government will send the money to the dealer via electronic voucher...
This is a petition requesting all international graduates from UK Universities to fight for rights for the post study work visa. So many international students have been rejected the post study work scheme because of shortfall in funds which was not clearly explained. This is unfair and seriously questions the credibility of this rule as it is intentionally meant to rob students of their post study work permit. This is discriminatory and racist.
There is quiet minority that support the STTA in its decision on Coach of the Year 2009 nominations. This is an opportunity for that minority to be heard.
U.S.T.A. sanctioned tennis tournaments rarely provide a doubles level consolation bracket.
Recently, Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer attempted to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. However, she was denied a visa by the UAE because she holds an Israeli passport. More information on the incident is available here:
Israeli doubles teammates, Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, attempted to play in the tournament in 2008, but withdrew at the last minute for unknown reasons. Doug Robson explores this issue here:
Although the pair claimed that they would attempt to play in 2009, neither of them are on the tournament's entry list. This petition requests that both the ATP and WTA refuse to endorse future tournaments in the UAE that are associated with their respective tours unless assurances can be made by the UAE government guaranteeing visas for all qualified players.
I am an 18 year old boy that is passionate about tennis and is interested in having a club or tournament of professional players in Orkney.
There used to be a tennis club here about 20 years or more ago and I remember being told so many stories about the club and the wonderful courts that we had at one time but unfortunately the site where these wonderful courts were is now a housing estate.
I have tried to for 5 years now to get somewhere but there seems to be lack of interest within the council I know that tennis is an expensive sport but if we had facilities then we would be very grateful and they would be used often am sure of it there has been many a person said to me that they would like to learn how to play tennis but they can't because there is lack of courts and there is no club or coaches.
Oxford City Council is proposing to grant a 25-year lease on the Alexandra Tennis Courts to Wildwood Leisure Limited. This company intends to operate a private club at the Courts.
Public access will be very limited and there will be a high hourly charge. There will also be an environmental impact caused by increased traffic and light polution from the flood lights.
These Courts, and the surrounding land, are a valuable local resource for the residents of Summertown and north Oxford. They not only provide year-round access to tennis facilities but are also used for children's play, dog walking and as a meeting place for young people. This is the only area of public recreational land in Summertown.
We think the City Council should retain the Courts as a public amenity.
Please support this petition. Thank you.
Pittston needs a skatepark so there will not be any kids in the streets, damaged properties, or fines.
Well there are many evidences in today's culture, that point to pushing Christ out of CHRISTmas. Just recently Macy's and Wal-Mart have replaced Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays.
The problem is they are large companies that have such a huge say in our country and economy and not just ours.
So below are some sites that point to excluding Christ from CHRISTmas.
I think that we as Canadians should be allowed to say Merry Christmas no matter what others think. If I choose to say Merry Christmas and someone is offended than their response should be whatever they choose. In other words, if you choose to respond by saying Happy Holidays then so be it.
It used to be that in other countries you would have to worry about what you stood for when it came to your beliefs about Jesus; but now we as Christians and even those that are not Christians but still believe in God are the ones that have to worry. I shouldn't be forced to change my beliefs b/c of what other's believe. I respect their beliefs and I think our beliefs should be the same on respecting other beliefs. If you choose not to partake in saying Merry Christmas than don't. Say whatever you feel.
We have a new clubhouse that opened up for our section of the development. We would like to add sports lights to the tennis and basketball courts. The other 2 clubhouses have these sports lights and many residents would greatly appreciate and benefit have the lights.
The influence of television has greatly effected the way youths today think. Minority athletes are publicized more and they are greatly influencing the younger generation.
Tennis has become a very popular sport for young minorities, especially with the popularity of the William sisters. Yes, there have been others before them but these sisters have given new hope to a more vocal and can do generation.
The resources are here, we just need to make sure that they are well maintained. On Front Street there are numerous tennis courts and they can be reserved. There is also an unused tennis court at Harris Park. The only problem with the court at Harris Park is that it needs resurfacing. There are still barriers that need to be broken. Minorities are somewhat intimidated by the uptown park and would feel more comfortable in a more familiar setting.
It takes time to properly build self esteem, and a familiar setting helps the process. The resurgence of an old park would bring back some old memories as well as starting new ones. Remember the old saying "Let's put the spark back in Harris Park".
Children deserve the chance to experience new things. For some it is a chance to something new for others it could be a tool used to open a new door. Many children today are either running the streets or hanging around the house eating and not exercising. They are getting lazy, heavy and very disrespectful.
Tennis lessons offer; structured guidance, physical endurance, the chance to meet new people, and really learn a new sport. Tennis lessons are also available for older youths and adults. Your signature and cooperation are greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.