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New clay courts for Broughton tennis club

Posted on - 12th May, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Recreation, Sport, What's On in Preston
A session at Broughton & District Tennis Club
A session at Broughton and District Tennis Club

A Broughton tennis club has introduced new clay courts to its state of the art facilities.

Over the past six months the Broughton and District Tennis Club in Whittingham Lane has been working on improving its facilities. The main aim is to offer a vibrant and inclusive tennis club that offers opportunities to people of all abilities.

The club now has seven floodlit courts, five hard courts and two artificial clay courts. In 2021, the team invested in LTA approved LED floodlights for four of its all-weather courts, taking the number of floodlit courts from five to seven.

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Tennis Secretary, Julie Dinkall, said: “We have carefully considered the pros and cons of different court surfaces and spoken at length to members and club professionals at other clubs with this newer surface and their feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

“This new surface provides similar characteristics of natural clay, favoured by Rafael Nadal and the French Open, whilst being easy to maintain.”

The opening ceremony of new tennis court
The opening ceremony of the new tennis court

Members and county players, Dorothy Bamber and Annabel Benson, with Head Coach, Wayne Scott, officially opened the two newly surfaced artificial clay tennis courts.

Wayne says he sees the new clay courts as an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

He said: “Tennis is great exercise as it improves balance and strength and is fun to play.

“The benefit of an artificial clay surface is the soft and comfortable feeling it gives players underfoot, reducing impact on joints and preventing injuries during training and game play.

“As an inclusive tennis venue, we cater for everyone – children, adults, wheelchair players – and all abilities are welcome including beginners and experienced players.”

Further information and details of how you can play are on the Broughton and District Tennis Club website or visit the Facebook page.

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