CHURUBUSCO — Athletes at Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School, as well as community members, will soon have an improved experience at the tennis courts at the Churubusco Town Park.

Park Director Rick Krider received a quote of $6,200 to fill the cracks and provide some upkeep to the courts.

The cost of a total overhaul to the courts would be about $25,000 — more than the town is willing to spend.

Smith-Green Community Schools officials said the district could commit about $2,000 toward the repairs. The school uses the courts for both boys and girls tennis teams in the spring and fall.

“It’s great they can help us,” Krider said.

The repairs will likely be done by Leslie Coatings in Indianapolis, the same company that put in the court and high school track about 18 years ago.

The town hopes to have the repairs made before boys tennis practice begins in late July.

Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl said she can pull about $3,400 from the park gift fund, and the remaining money can be found within the town’s budget.

Krider said he contacted five companies, and many are so busy that they won’t take on smaller projects.

“Their main thing is building tennis courts from scratch,” Krider said.

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