Work is underway to construct new tennis courts at Mount Baker Secondary School.
The $350,000 project is a collaboration between School District #5 and the City of Cranbrook, with a $50,000 grant from Columbia Basin Trust.
A geotechnical study was done on the site prior to work commencing, and drainage pipes will be installed beneath the asphalt.
“The last thing we want is a tennis court that’s going to heave and crack in a few years,” said Chris New, the city’s director of leisure services.
According to Rob Norum at SD5, the first phase of the project – ground work, asphalt surfacing and fencing – is expected to be complete by early October.
By the spring, the flex surface and lines for tennis will be finished.