£200k investment into Bexley tennis courts

More than £200,000 is to be pumped into improving tennis courts in Bexley.

Bexley council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have agreed on a new partnership that will breathe new life into park courts.

The investment has come from the Government, the LTA Tennis Foundation’s Park Tennis Project and the council.  

Seven park tennis venues will be renovated to ensure that quality facilities are available for the local community. They are Belvedere Recreation Ground South, Danson Park, Northumberland Heath Recreation Ground, Russell Park, Sidcup Place, Waring Park and West Heath Recreation Ground.  

The project is part of a £30 million nationwide investment by the Government and LTA Tennis Foundation, delivered by the LTA, to refurbish thousands of park tennis courts across Great Britain, and open up the sport to many more people.   

The investment will see existing park tennis courts brought back to life and improve court accessibility with new gate-access technology and booking systems which will be available to book online including via the LTA website, making it far easier to find and book a court or activity.    

Work on sites is anticipated to start next month. This will include a mixture of resurfacing, repainting and new gates being introduced on the sites as necessary to ensure that tennis courts across Bexley are of a high quality. 

The LTA and Government funding will provide £187,500, while Bexley council will be contributing £23,000.

Pictured top: Belvedere Recreation Ground South tennis court in the London Borough of Bexley compared to recently refurbished tennis courts at Marke Wood Park in Dover (Picture: Dover District Council)

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