Grab a racquet and have a match at new look tennis courts
Published on 19th July 2017
If you feel inspired after watching Wimbledon, now is a great time to visit Cheltenham’s tennis courts.
Following a grant from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the council has undertaken a full refurbishment of the tennis courts at Pittville and Montpellier Gardens. The courts have been improved with new fencing, surfacing, tennis nets, and a state of the art automated booking system. The project is part of the LTA’s aim to increase tennis participation across the country, by making public tennis courts better and easier to use.
In the Park Ltd, which runs the council’s outdoor recreation and café facilities is able to offer family membership for only £40 which allows a household to play tennis on the new courts for a whole year. People can also ‘pay and play’ if they prefer.
Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment said: ‘’We are lucky to have tennis courts in such beautiful locations and with this funding, we have been able to bring the courts up to a very high standard. I hope that families and people of all ages are able to pick up a racquet and have a go this summer.’’
Jenny Moss from In the Park Ltd added: ”The newly refurbished courts are looking great and with annual membership at £40 we hope more people will dust down their rackets and have a go. Coaching courses are up and running so have a look at our website to see what’s on offer.’’
Georgina Loosemore, LTA’s regional tennis participation manager said: “The LTA are delighted to have worked in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council, In The Park and East Glos Tennis Club to develop the park courts and enable more people to play tennis. The provision of tennis courts in Montpellier and Pittville offer activity for all the community whether in organised coached sessions or social play with friends and family.”
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