Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:14 pm
The tennis courts at Lincoln Park in Milwaukee will be converted to futsal courts this spring.
Futsal is like soccer, but played with five players per side on a hard surface court with a weighted ball. It is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, and several other metropolitan areas have converted underutilized tennis and basketball courts to futsal courts.
The four tennis courts, at 1301 E. Hampton Ave. in Milwaukee, will become two 70-by-85-foot futsal courts with an upgraded surface.
“We are very excited about this great partnership with Milwaukee County Parks to provide the children of Milwaukee as well as adults the opportunity to play futsal in a safe and fun environment,” said Keith Tozer, commissioner of the new Professional Futsal League and president of Wisconsin Sports Group. “These courts will allow thousands of children who might not have had the opportunity to play sports before to grow as athletes while developing social skills in a team environment.”