As a result of vandalism that altered one of the main county tennis courts in Wailuku, the upper tennis court at the War Memorial Complex must be closed intermittently for more than $1,000 in repairs, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
The tennis court was painted to accommodate pickleball use, and the reconfiguration prevents sanctioned tennis tournaments from taking place, including high school athletic league competitions. Tournaments on tennis courts require compliance with specific markings and unaltered court floors.
Damages to War Memorial Complex’s upper tennis court on July 28 include painting the court with pickleball lines and installing a bracket into a wood panel of the tennis fence for shade.
The upper court was closed this week, and it will reopen temporarily Friday, Aug. 4. After the county secures a contractor through a request for proposals, the upper court must be closed again for about a week to repaint the surface so high school tennis competitions may resume.
Criminal property damage to the court is estimated at $1,350.
The county Department of Parks and Recreation asks that any vandalism to county-owned Parks and Recreation facilities be reported to Maui Police Department.