Though I live in a city of 120,000 (210,000 metro), there really is only one decent tennis public facility - 12 courts with a nice club house in the middle of a beautiful park in the middle of the city - fantastic setting. Always busy, a hub of tennis activity. But, the courts have become terrible - hot spots, dead spots, worn down surface, buckling, and huge cracks. Municipal budget is stretched thin as in many cities, and private fund raising has fallen short. So, instead of a proper resurfacing, which hasn't happened in a long time, it's just going to get a patch and paint job. The local Catholic high school did this two years ago and the courts looked great and played pretty well immediately after. But, they're already starting to deteriorate. Proper resurfacing involves a lot more - re-leveling, regrading, putting down new support layers under the visible court surface, maybe better drainage, and possibly even better, more updated materials. Very disappointing, but I understand. I'm sure for a lot of cities throwing a lot of money at properly resurfacing tennis courts just isn't a huge priority. The only good thing is that the court surface will be changing from light green/dark green to blue/green, which everyone seems excited about. LOL.