It's almost time for the spring tennis season to start! In Elmbridge, the Parkstennis courts are being checked and refurbished to make sure they are in good playing conditions.
We are continuing to work with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to produce a phased programme of court improvements over the coming years. In Summer 2017, we re-painted the courts at Churchfields and Coronation Recreation Grounds and replaced the fencing at Long Ditton and Molesey Hurst Recreation Grounds. The fencing at Churchfields was completed at the end of the year and Elm Grove recreation ground courts fencing improvements have just been completed.
Now that the days are getting longer, it is the ideal time to head back to the courts. With February half term school holidays just around the corner, why not take the children to play tennis? There is free access to the 12 Parkstennis courts at the following time:
To book the free courts during school holidays or term time you must register for your free tennis pass by visiting the membership page (terms and conditions apply) and then book your court via the Book a Court page.
If you would prefer to play at other times, there is low-cost membership package available for family of up to 5 members for £36 per year. Once you have paid for your membership, there are no other charges involved and you can book anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours tennis every day throughout the year.
If you prefer to pay and play, you will need to still register on the Parkstennis booking system but will be charged £5 per court per hour or £2.50 for half an hour. You can book and pay for your tennis court online.
Through Parkstennis, you can also benefit from a Community Tennis Development programme run by three local LTA accredited tennis coaching providers. They have courses available for people of all ages and abilities across the Borough. Please check our Parktennis web pages to see if there are anything to suit you.
Cllr Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, “The Parkstennis programme offers many opportunities for local families to get into the sport and while enjoying their local parks. Why not include tennis in your fitness programme this year and head down to your nearest park court for a knockabout with your friends and family? It is a great way to keep everyone active and share some quality time outdoors”.
For further information on the summer community tennis programme, please visit elmbridge.gov.uk/parkstennis.