Sunday, May 26, 2024
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Brunei Town

Sport facilities should be more accomodating to working folks

When I first read in the news that we have had a handle on the current third COVID-19 wave, I was relieved. It means that the country will be moving towards regaining a bit of normalcy that has been put on hold since the onset of the outbreak.

As an active person, it is important for me to get my daily workout in. So when it was first announced that we had entered the endemic phase, I was excited at the possibility of returning to recreational tennis, which is my sport of choice.

At present, the centre is only open until 6pm. For a person with an eight-to-five job, it is near impossible to make the 5pm slot during the week.

At weekends, it has gotten so competitive that unless you pay for the court a month in advance, it takes a lot of luck to secure a court, unless you don’t mind playing during the hottest time of the day – 11am to 3pm.

I hope the authorities could consider re-opening night sessions. There are a lot of us, who have been putting our favourite sports on hold, because the current opening hours are not friendly to those of us who have full-time jobs.

Tennis Nut