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Preston parks tennis courts officially reopened after £243,000 renovation

Posted on - 7th October, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Parks, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Recreation, Sport
Lining up for a game of tennis in Moor Park Pic: Lisa Brown

The Preston parks tennis courts have reopened after undergoing £243,000 renovation works.

Multiple tennis courts in Moor Park, Haslam Park and Ashton Park have benefited from the investment.

The courts have undergone extensive work including resurfacing and repainting works, new fencing and nets and the introduction of gate access technology.

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The nationwide programme by the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation is seeing thousands of existing park tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition brought back to life.

This is providing children and adults an opportunity to get into tennis and get active.

Getting some practice in on the new courts in Moor Park Pic: Lisa Brown

Local Tennis Leagues will be hosted at the courts as well as weekly free park tennis sessions.

Julie Porter, Chief Operating Officer at the LTA, said: “After months of hard work, we’re delighted to see park tennis courts across Preston City Council officially back open to the public, and in better shape than ever.

“Public tennis courts are such vital facilities for getting active and we want as many people as possible, of all ages and abilities, to pick up a racket and enjoy playing tennis. Thanks to this investment the sport will be opened up to more players, for years to come.”

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Meanwhile, MP and Sports Minister Stuart Andrew thinks the new courts have the potential to find the next tennis star.

He said: “These improved tennis facilities will provide the local community with fun opportunities to get active and potentially become the next Andy Murray or Emma Raducanu.”

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