Douglas B. Weldon Tennis & Pickleball Courts - Refinishing


Update - Sept 1, 2023: The courts have re-opened, and the project is now complete.  In addition to the new surface and nets, staff worked with Middlesex Paving to create an accessible wheelchair entrance. This continues Middlesex Centre's on-going work to improve accessibility at our facilities and parks. 

We hope you enjoy the refinished courts! 

New Courts Weldon Park


The tennis and pickleball courts at Douglas B. Weldon Park in Arva will be closed for three weeks in May and a week in August, to allow for court refinishing and the installation of new nets and posts.  

Both tennis and pickleball court markings will be installed as part of the court resurfacing process.

This project was approved as part of the 2023 Middlesex Centre capital budget.

Project Schedule

Note this schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen delays.

Phase One - April 27 to May 19 - COMPLETE

  • Thursday April 27 – Close courts and remove nets
  • Friday April 28 – Contractor to mobilize on site and grind/mill out existing cracking and make repairs to base surface
  • Week of May 1 and May 8 – Contractor to install a new asphalt surface over the entire tennis court surface and build new accessible entrance way into courts
  • Week of May 8 – Contractor to install new tennis net posts, nets, and new pickleball centre net anchors
  • Week of May 15 – Staff to paint temporary tennis and pickleball lines onto new surface
  • Week of May 15 – Contractor to install side fencing to enclose the courts 
  • Friday May 19 – Reopen courts to public use

Phase Two - August 21 to September 1

  • Weeks of August 21 & August 28  – Close courts to complete full court repainting (tennis and pickleball lines) and installation of Middlesex Centre logo. This is done later as asphalt needs to cure for 30-60 days before full court painting. Pickleball net anchors will also be installed during this period.
  • Friday, September 1 – Reopen courts for public use (pending weather conditions during the painting period)

Alternative Courts

Please visit an alternative court during the closure periods:


For questions about this project please contact Justin Fidler, Operations Manager, Community Services, Middlesex Centre.


This page was first posted April 25, 2023.