Lavallette Tennis Courts Expected to be Revived by Summer; Street to be Paved

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    Tennis courts at Jacobsen Park. (Credit: Borough of Lavallette)
    Tennis courts at Jacobsen Park. (Credit: Borough of Lavallette)

    A project to replace the tennis courts at Lavallette’s Jacobsen Park is expected to be ready by summer, officials said.

    The courts are receiving new surfacing and amenities. This week, the borough council approved the engineering firm of O’Donnell Stanton & Associates to oversee the project to ensure the tennis court is installed properly and the work is completed on time. The borough is hopeful the project will be completed by Memorial Day weekend, said John O. Bennett, borough administrator.

    In other news, Lavallette officials announced that Elizabeth Avenue would be repaved from the ocean to the bay. There was no specific schedule for the work announced. Along the boardwalk, maintenance redecking has been completed as the summer season nears.

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    • Rich W

      There are so many more pickleball players and fewer tennis players now. Under-utilized tennis courts in many towns across the nation are being repainted with pickleball lines to accommodate America’s fastest-growing sport.

      Get into the 21st century, Lavalette! Look no further than Brick (5 pickleball-only courts are in use 7 days a week on Drum Point Road) and Toms River (2 tennis courts have been re-lined for pickleball at the recreation HQ on Warren Pointe Road). The county’s pickleball classes are sold out, and tennis courts in several parks have been adapted for playing both sports.

      From elementary school phys-ed to senior villages, pickleball is more popular with players of all ages.