Tennis. Anyone.

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We have watched the back-and-forth over plans to upgrade Worcester's Newton Hill tennis courts -- and give the Worcester Tennis Club a new home there -- with about the same intensity we'd give an opening round match between two unknowns at the U.S. Open.

In short, what's the big deal?

The incipient deal with the club and the city calls for upgrading and reconfiguring the courts at Newton Hill. Facilities would be upgraded. No more than half an acre of additional parkland would be affected. The public would still have access to the courts. And the Worcester Tennis Club will be paying $550,000 toward the new clubhouse.

To our eyes, the plan appears to be a solid one, with potential for serving the needs of all, while having little or no impact on parkland -- exactly as City...

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