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Ace news as revamped tennis courts are launched!

Posted onPosted on 20th Dec

Extensive refurbishment works at tennis courts in two parks have been completed.

The courts at Racecourse Park, Mansfield, and Carr Lane Park, Warsop, have been transformed thanks to significant investment from the the UK Government and Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Tennis Foundation.

The facility at Racecourse Park was unveiled by Mansfield mayor Andy Abrahams (pictured centre); Toni Flanders, of the LTA; and Coun Andy Burgin, portfolio holder for Environment and Leisure at Mansfield District Council.

The revamp has seen the installation of top-quality surfacing, new markings, new nets, perimeter fencing repairs and replacement, and a smart access gate system to accommodate online court bookings.

Coun Andy Burgin said: “These tennis courts were last resurfaced and marked around 15 years ago.

“Naturally, over that period, they had become worn and needed extensive repairs and resurfacing to ensure they remained usable.

“Park tennis courts are vital in providing opportunities for children and adults to get active, delivering significant physical, mental health, and wellbeing benefits to participants. A new booking system and code access will make it easier for the local community to book and access quality public tennis facilities at a small cost.”

As part of the contract, the council will provide LTA-approved tennis coaching programmes on the courts to enable growth and take-up in the sport. Some of these will be free.

The revamped courts will be available for the public to book at Search for either Carr Bank or Racecourse tennis courts.

The Carr Lane Park courts are open to use now, currently free of charge, and the courts in Racecourse are set to open in the New Year once a contractor is in place to run the facility on behalf of Mansfield District Council.