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ELKO — After a long delay, the City of Elko tennis courts are complete and open to the public.

Parks & Recreation Director James Wiley said the parks opened Monday, and even drew a few players early that morning and afternoon before the rain hit.

The project, constructed by Malibu Pacific Tennis Courts Inc. of California, was originally scheduled to be completed in November 2014. The company president previously stated the delays were due to weather. It could now face paying $44,000 in liquidated damages to the City.

“I think they turned out pretty nice,” Wiley said about the courts.

The City is still waiting on operation maintenance manuals and warranty information from Malibu Pacific, said Community Development Manager Jeremy Draper.

The City reminds people to stay off the grass still growing beside the courts. The courts close for play at midnight, when the park closes. A list of rules are posted at the gate.

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“It’s open for play and we hope everyone enjoys it,” Draper said.

There are two full-size tennis courts, one of which also has ghost striping for pickleball. The other court has ghost lines for youth tennis.

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