Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Balls of Fury: Charlotte Tennis Academy

Letter and photos reprinted with Jessica's permission.

February 21, 2011

Charlotte Tennis Academy
PO Box 471392
Charlotte, NC 28247

To Whom It May Concern:

My property is adjacent to the grounds of the Charlotte Tennis Academy (CTA) and I cannot help but notice the large number of discarded tennis balls in and around the wooded area south of the tennis courts and east of Birmingham Drive (please see map for reference, red indicates the area of concern).

Given the various degrees of decay, these tennis balls have been left for quite sometime and I am interested in learning about CTA’s clean-up protocol.

I am greatly concerned about the environmental impact of this debris, especially since tennis balls can now be found on the west side of Birmingham Drive, near the bank of Little Sugar Creek.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.




As we are quite familiar with this neighborhood, we can attest there may be close to one hundred tennis balls rotting in the woods and no doubt contaminating Little Sugar Creek where waterfowl and turtles can be spotted on a regular basis.

Need more proof?  Check out these photos and a video found here:

We eagerly await CTA's response!

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