This week saw new fencing put in at the Churchfields Recreation Ground tennis courts in Weybridge; a popular location for individual players and professional coaches.
The tennis court refurbishment programme launched earlier this year alongside the new parks tennis fee-paying system will soon be rolled out across the Borough with new fencing to be installed at the Elmgrove tennis courts in the New Year.
Over the summer months, Elmbridge Borough Council has worked closely with the Lawn Tennis Association and local coaching providers (Mindzone ED, Taketennis Lessons and Tatarkova Tennis) to deliver a comprehensive community programme for all ages and abilities. The programme includes the provision of targeted free and discounted sessions throughout the year at several Parkstennis locations.
So far, over 300 residents have purchased the annual parks tennis pass, valid for up to 5 family members, enabling nearly 800 players to use the courts for up to 2 hours a day at any of the 12 Parkstennis locations across Elmbridge for £36 a year. Free access is still available to all residents during school holidays from 10am to 12pm and from 3.30pm to 5.30pm during school term provided you apply online for your free pass online at elmbridge.gov.uk/parkstennis.
Cllr Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Cultural services commented; “The annual parks tennis pass offers incredible value for players and families and gives them the choice to play at any location for up to 2 hours a day. The Council is committed to improving its tennis offer and facilities. The courts refurbishment programme will carry on in spring, in readiness for residents to use when the weather improves”.
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