Several alternatives for tennis court use in Arlington will be debated Saturday at a public hearing before the County Board. The hearing will be at 2 p.m. in the County Board room.
Last year, Arlington began monitoring players at two major court facilities to ensure that the county's tennis court regulations were followed. The monitors at the Barcroft complex, which has five courts, supervised players from 5 until 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on weekends, the prime-use hours. Monitoring at Bluemont, which has nine courts, began at the same hours. Bluemont is not a lighted facility and closes one hour before dark.A fee is charged during the prime-use hours at both courts.
The Department of Community Affairs has recommended that the board continue the program and expand it to provide roving monitors during prime-use hours for all other courts.
Other options the department has suggested include:
Prime-time monitoring with fees at seven courts (Greenbrier, Gunston, Minor Hill, Quincy Street, Thomas Jefferson, Wakefield and Williamsburg) and roving monitors for all other county courts on weekends. The plan would continue the program at Barcroft and Bluemont.
The same monitoring schedule at those seven facilities, but a requirement that players have an identification card, instead of paying a fee, to hold a court. The card would cost $15 for the entire season.
Prime-time monitoring at those same seven locations in addition to Lyon Village, Madison Manor, Ft. Scott, Glebe Center, Marcey Road, Virginia Highlands and Walter Reed and use of the identification card system.