Brandon Barrett's article “Good ideas for bad weather" took up two-thirds of a page. He mentioned "additional programming at Whistler Olympic Plaza... and Meadow Park."
Brandon interviewed John Dunbar, co-owner of Bounce Academy who mentioned he was going to add more trampolines and presumably more sponge blocks in his facility. He noted that Whistler Holiday Experience produced by Watermark Communications received $75,000 in Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funds which they are going to use to "step it up a little bit..." by either painting the walls or adding more bouncy castles.
There was no mention of tennis. Does it not qualify as a one of the "good ideas for bad weather?”
If you look out the north window of the (former) Question office you can see the structure that covers three courts. You should take a walk over and talk to Kirk Paterson, the manager and head pro at the facility about court time and existing programs. It is obvious he could use the publicity.
With a little help from you, playing tennis at the Whistler Racquet Club could be included in the report on "good ideas for bad weather.” Once in the report the facility might then be considered for financial assistance.
I know the courts are a private enterprise but so is Watermark and that didn't exclude them from receiving RMI funds to improve visitor experience in bad weather. If the municipality helps increase traffic flow perhaps the owners will improve the facility and increase traffic flow. It could be one of those win-win joint ventures. Bouncy tennis balls anyone?