Residents who have not yet played tennis in Canyon Lake will have a good reason to take up the sport when they see the improvements that have taken place at the Tennis Center, located next to the Lodge. An opportunity to view the improvements firsthand will take place this coming Tuesday, May 8, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Tennis Center seawall.
The dedication will take place at the lower Tennis Courts at the beginning of the POA Board meeting, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited, even if they don't stay for the Board meeting.
After failing for a number of years and experiencing numerous temporary fixes, a portion of the seawall collapsed and became irreparable in 2010, resulting in the need to completely rebuild the wall. The project went out to bid that October.
The Board contracted with Albert A. Webb Associates for planning and design services related to the seawall, along with drainage and erosion improvements in the area around the Tennis Courts. General items of work to be completed included removal and replacement of the existing seawall, construction of new wrought iron fencing along the seawall, reconstruction of the asphalt parking lot, construction of property line retaining walls, drainage improvements and handicap ramps.
Paul Touw of TC Construction in Murrieta won the bid to construct the wall, Norton Iron installed the iron railings and Valley Crest did the landscaping. A new beach was added on the north side of the Tennis Center. The seawall and walkway is similar in design to the one surrounding the Pool area.
At the recommendation of the Tennis Facilities Committee, other improvements occurred at the Tennis Center, starting in 2010. These included the installation of a Tennis Center monument, lighting fixture upgrades, resurfacing of the courts, restoration of the restrooms and the addition of walkways.
A design has been completed and plans are underway to build a new Tennis/Community Building when funds become available. At Tuesday's ribbon-cutting for the seawall, residents will see where the new amenity eventually will be located. A presentation about that building can be viewed at canyonlakepoa.com (click on Public Notices).