The Making of Upton Courts

In the summer of 2014 the City of Royal Oak gave the pickleball community 2 tennis courts that were not kept up.  A group of players spent countless hours converting those courts to 8 pickleball courts.

In the fall of 2014 we applied the base coat.

We came out in the spring of 2015 ready to work!

With the exception of installing the fencing, the work was all done by the players.  Proceeds from our annual tournament along with three ladder leagues and a voluntary donation by players paid for the material needed to complete this project.

Thank You to all who helped on this project:

Rick Burnette, Tom Reilly, Sandy Simons, Laura Horvath, Gordon Statz, Dan Kerr, Paul Kline, Linda Simons, Bonnie Michalak, Al Delavega, Mary Stratton, Wally Dean, John Collier,Dave Richey, Jeff Ng, Tony Sciullo, Gary Setlack, Mark Talerico, Ted Wasson, Steve Koshorek, Gary Herndon, Jim Gambino, Diane Meitzner, Nancy Robertson, John Sprainitis, Kim Hodge, Susie Wiartella, Sue Donlin, Rich Bober and Diane Masternick.

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Applying base coat to Upton Sept. 2014
John Collier and Wally Dean applying green paint July 2015
John Collier and Wally Dean applying green paint July 2015
Linda Simons scraping off imperfections.
Linda Simons scraping off imperfections.
Dave Richey and Jeff Ng spreading green paint
Dave Richey and Jeff Ng spreading green paint
Preparing Upton Courts
Preparing Upton Courts
Laura Horvath cutting in paint
Laura Horvath cutting in paint
Preparing Upton courts: Nancy Robertson, Jim Gambino & John Collier
Preparing Upton courts:
Nancy Robertson, Jim Gambino & John Collier
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Almost ready to line…
Dan Kerr and Gary Herndon
Dan Kerr and Gary Herndon
Lining courts: Bonnie Michalak, Laura Horvath, John Collier and Rick Burnette
Lining courts:
Bonnie Michalak, Laura Horvath, John Collier and Rick Burnette
Lined court
Lined court
All done!!!
All done!!!

3 thoughts on “The Making of Upton Courts

  • April 16, 2017 at 11:52 am
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    Superb work. Professional looking. Thank you for the Herculean effort and dedication.

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  • July 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    We discovered Pickleball this year in Naples FL. We’re excited to check out the Upton courts in Royal Oak.

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