Keep the Shelby Courts Multi-Use
Keep the Shelby Park Courts Multi-Use. The Shelby Park Tennis and Sport Courts have been a valuable, car-free, open paved space for kids to skate, ride scooters, learn to ride a bike and practice baseball since the mid 2000s. The space is also home to The Shelby Park Roller Hockey Club involving 15-25 players a week. Metro Parks plans to add two more tennis courts and prohibit all other activities but tennis "within a few weeks." While tennis courts are valuable and should remain, waiting to play tennis there has not been an issue. Along with the four new tennis courts at Shelby, there are five existing courts 3 miles away at McFerrin and Cleveland parks. If the decade-old sport court will not be saved, a similar paved, fenced facility should be built in or near the park.