From tennis to bocce at Victory Park?

I mentioned in passing the Victory Park tennis courts today’s column. They were put up as part of the collateral for Franklin Fund’s 2009 loan of $35.1 million to the city of Stockton for fire and police station improvements, parks and other projects. If the city can’t strike a repayment deal with Franklin, the lender could end saying, “Tennis, anyone?”

Which brings a message from Elizabeth Wong. Best known as a Stockton pedicab operator, Wong is also an international Bocce champion. 

“My plans after Stockton allows pedicabs on the Waterfront Promenade is to then try to start up a bocce club on the Victory Park tennis courts which don’t get much used.  The 4 courts are able to use the surface with a little fine rubberized gravel.

“The city of Martinez has 10 outdoor bocce courts which hosts a thousand players every week. There is a league every night. Bocce is a great sport, and it keeps my 92 yr old Italian coach in great physical & mental shape. It is a sport that anyone can play & it is affordable! Instead of shootings from drivebys, there would be shooting the opponent’s point or the pallino.”

Go for it, Elizabeth.

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