Tennis courts remain unused for years

Photo shows the tennis courts near Windsor Hall on the campus of Purdue University. (Photo Provided/The Exponent)
Photo shows the tennis courts near Windsor Hall on the campus of Purdue University. (Photo Provided/The Exponent)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – It’s been four years since the Purdue community last played tennis on campus. The six tennis courts, left unmaintained near Windsor Hall, aren’t simply abandoned without reason.

According to Mitch Nettesheim, senior associate director of facilities and operations at the division of recreational sports, the tennis courts have not been maintained since May 2010.

Until four years ago, the division of recreational sports had ownership and control over the courts, until they made an exchange. A trade with the housing and food services occurred; the department lost access and ownership of the courts, but received aid from housing and food services to build another set of six courts west of TREC. Division of recreational sports had to let go of the courts because housing and food services needed the land to use it for staging of construction materials for the refurbishment of Windsor Hall.

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