Letter: Spend TDA funds on pickleball courts and more

Graphic by Lori Deaton

[Regarding “Tourism Board Approves Over $6 million for Three Projects,” Nov. 1, Xpress:]

In response to how Tourism Development Authority funds should be used, there are so many things that are needed and I believe fit the criteria. But two that have jumped to mind again and again are:

1. Build a large pickleball facility to take care of those picklers and free up tennis courts for their intended purpose.

2. Homeless housing.

And yes, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium upgrades are very important to our city.

— Maria Wise


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4 thoughts on “Letter: Spend TDA funds on pickleball courts and more

  1. indy499

    The intended purpose of tennis courts is to sit generally unused until citizens pay to spruce them up. Rinse. Repeat

  2. Bright

    Sure thing! Just what Asheville needs…pickleball courts. Pickleball a reliable water system are closely linked? Where are these commenters educated, Asheville?

  3. MV

    Infrastructure, public safety and environmental protections first…pickleball and rodeo kayaking need to move to the back of the line.

  4. B. Street

    Let’s see… The mayor recently came out saying that reparations are the city’s top priority that is clearly where all the money is going. So, unless the city gets voters to approve another bond (loan) that will further increase property taxes, the pickle ball courts will have to wait.

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