The St. Pete Cancha is now closed as resurfacing of the entire court and out of bounds area is getting a major makeover. This is the last major step in the renovation and expansion of America’s first and only public court. The flooring was in pretty bad shape and was last recovered about 6 years ago. With the court expanded by knocking down adjoining racquetball court walls, much more flooring needed to be redone. Right now, lots of patching is taking place to fill in large holes and irregularities. The work is expected to last about a week – hopefully in time for the Magic City players second visit to the court to take place in exhibitions to be held the weekend of December 11-12th. Exact planning of the event and promotion has been put on hold till be are assured the court will be playable.
The work on the court has resumed after two delays on the resurfacing project – one where the company with the winning bid went bankrupt – yes, after winning the bid – and then the materials getting backordered again a couple weeks ago.
On Tuesday night, Loren Harris made a special appearance and 21 players showed up including 10 ex-pros including Daniel Love and Jeff Williams.