Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to celebrate the opening of its newly refurbished tennis courts at its sports-themed, free family fun days at Northwood Recreational Ground and Rosedale Park.
The council’s National Tennis Association coaching team will be on hand to help residents of all ages and abilities play and learn more about the sport and try out the new courts.
The event will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May, and those interested in participating can sign up via www.hillingdon.gov.uk/tennis-open-weekend to book a space. Equipment will be provided at both events.
This initiative is part of Hillingdon Council’s ongoing project to renovate tennis facilities across the borough. The renovation includes line painting, replacing fences, new nets, resurfacing courts and improved court accessibility with new gate-access technology and booking systems. The council is investing
further £181,175 from the Lawn Tennis Association and the government to help improve tennis facilities for residents and encourage more people to have fun and improve their health and fitness.
Councillor Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said, “We want all of our residents to have the opportunity to live active and healthy lives and be able to enjoy high-quality green spaces and leisure activities across the borough. This renovation project, and working in partnership with the LTA, will increase those opportunities and make tennis accessible to many more people.”
The initiative is part of the UK government and LTA’s Parks Tennis Project, which aims to provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and get active. The project ensures that courts will be available for people to use for years to come and work closely with Hillingdon Council to provide accessible opportunities for the local community to get on court.
In addition to Hillingdon Council’s initiative, Harrow Council has also partnered with the LTA to renovate tennis facilities across Harrow. This includes refurbishing courts at Harrow Weald Park and Byron Park, among others. The refurbishments will include line painting, replacing fences, new nets, resurfacing courts, and improved court accessibility with new gate-access technology and booking systems.
Julie Porter, Chief Operating Officer at the LTA, said, “We are delighted to be working with Hillingdon Council to improve their park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and get active. This investment is part of the UK government and LTA’s Parks Tennis Project and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come.”
The council hopes that this initiative will encourage more residents to participate in sports and improve their health and fitness levels. Residents can find more information about tennis facilities and training available across the borough at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/tennis.