Work has already begun on the refurbishment of Harrow’s 36 tennis courts, with onsite activity taking place in Byron Park and Harrow Weald Recreation Ground.
Images sent to Harrow Online show the work well and truly underway with new surfaces being laid in the respective courts.
The project is being carried out thanks to a £587,000 grant from the Lawn Tennis Association, which will bring the public courts in the 13 parks of the borough up to a good standard, including 11 courts that are currently unplayable.
The grant amount is more than originally anticipated due to an increase in construction costs. Other parks in Harrow due to get upgrades to include Chandos Recreation Ground, Pinner Village, Headstone Manor, Queensbury and Roxeth amongst many others.
The expected timetable for the work required across the borough has been shared with Park User Groups, although the dates may be subject to slight changes due to weather and contractor commitments.
Speaking about the tennis courts in Byron Park, local Wealdstone resident Jason P told Harrow Online, “It’s refreshing to see something being enhanced like this, and I’m not talking so much about the work in Wealdstone but the whole area and all the tennis counts have been run down for years, this will give the area a boost for sure.”
Last summer, the council received strong support from residents for their plans to bring the borough’s public tennis courts up to an ace-worthy standard at no cost to council taxpayers.
Work for all courts is expected to be completed in time for Wimbledon!