If you live in Newtown and you like to play tennis, you know that you only have a few options. Treadwell is the oldest of all the public courts. With large cracks running through every court, and a significant slant to allow water to drain, it can be a challenging place to play. The surface itself is well worn, which allows the player to move freely without fear of turning an ankle. Treadwell may not be pretty, but it works for me.
Dickinson is the other extreme. Brand new and beautiful. With shiny silver fences, bright white nets, and brilliant blue courts, Dickinson is the perfect setting for tennis. Unfortunately it is not the perfect surface. The court is too slow and sticky. It may improve as the grittiness wears out, but until then I prefer the cracks of Treadwell.
That brings me to Newtown High School. The four courts were just recently finished. Like Dickinson, they are blue with green trim. Aesthetically pleasing. However, unlike Dickinson, the surface is perfect. Not too gritty. Not too fast. It is just right. Without a doubt it is the place to play in town.