Tucson, WPH team up for new 3-wall courts.
The Tucson handball community and the WPH have finalized plans with the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department on a project to convert five existing four-wall outdoor courts to three-wall.
The goal of the planned improvements will be not only to increase access and utilization of the complex, including youth development programs, but also to provide additional tournament capacity for small-and big-ball handball events.
Construction began Sept. 4.
"This is just about the most special project I've seen in handball," said donor Doug Clark. "This is going to make such a huge impact on Tucson handball for generations. In order for this project to be completed and for us to hold junior programs and tournaments on these courts, we need the handball community and local Tucson community to step up."
The plan is to convert the south-facing courts to three-wall by removing the back panels and adding concrete flooring beyond the current back walls. Fencing and lighting improvements will be included. Just outside the playable area will be a shade structure and room for bleachers within a grassy area, which will provide space for picnics and barbecues.
To fund the improvements, contributions are encouraged. Tax-deductible donations can be made online at wphlive.tv or by mailing checks to WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 125, Tucson, AZ 85718.