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Community pitches in to improve Gibsons tennis courts

Effort comes in preparation for Sunshine Coast Open
Don Cornelson, Naoki Shiba Saka, Atsushi Sato, Cielo Lyle-Shortt, Dave Surette, Matthew Wu, Gord Halloran, Janet Schembri, Steve Christian.

In preparation for the 48th annual Sunshine Coast Open Aug. 4 to 6, members of the tennis community worked together on a Sunday morning to reposition the existing wind screen. The wind screen, purchased, installed and donated by the tennis community in a previous year, was hung on the inside of the chain link fence. This positioning resulted in the screen blowing into the court with every breeze. 

On Sunday, July 23, the coordinated effort, organized by Gord Halloran, saw the helper/volunteers/tennis players unfastening the screen, zip tie by zip tie, then porting the entire screen off the court and re-installing it on the outside of the chain link fence and re-fastening it to the chain link fence. 

Now, with every breeze and gust, the screen is pushed into the chain link fence and is able to function as a wind dampener. 

The work crew included: Cielo Lyle Shortt, Steve Christian, Matthew Wu, Don Cornelson, Dave Surette, Naoki Shibasaka, Atsushi Sato, Janet Schembri and Gordon Halloran. 

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