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Mason Sports Complex in need of Repairs

August 25th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

According to city officials, public tennis courts at the Mason Sports Complex in South Cumberland have fallen into disrepair and their future remains uncertain. The Cumberland Times News reports the courts are among several other athletic fields in the complex, which includes baseball and soccer fields, a playground and a BMX track. Now, the tennis courts show gaping cracks with weeds growing from them, leaving the surface unplayable. City officials say a combination of unfortunate circumstances has contributed to the current state of the courts. Most recently, the site was used as a staging area for contractors performing storm water drainage work at the site, which lasted more than two years. The work prevented city maintenance crews from gaining access to the area. Additionally, the court surface has not fared well due to damp soil beneath it and freezing winter temperatures.