TENNIS players using Victoria Park in Leamington will have to book their courts slightly differently while the revamp continues.
Preparations are being made for the installation of a new secure access gate and floodlighting at the tennis courts in Victoria Park – which are currently being upgraded – and anyone wishing for a game in the meantime, can make a booking via the clubspark.lta.org.uk website.
Warwick District Council’s leisure spokeswoman, Coun Judith Falp, said: “The council is pleased to have secured funding from the Lawn Tennis Association allowing us to make a range of improvements to the Victoria Park courts. These will include an automatic gate with pin code access and floodlights similar to those being used at Christchurch Gardens, which we expect to be in place during December. Investment in the facilities is anticipated to continue in 2023 to resurface the remaining courts and convert the flood lights to more energy efficient LEDs.”
While during December, the council will also be starting a tender process which they announced earlier this year to appoint one or more tennis operators to run a community-based tennis programme at the public tennis venues including Victoria Park, Christchurch Gardens and St Nicholas Park.
Coun Falp added she would like to thank VP Tennis following the ending of their contract at Victoria Park.
“The council has accepted VP Tennis’ decision to terminate their contract early and I would like to extend our gratitude for all they have done over the past ten years to promote and provide access to the game of tennis in the local community. Our overwhelming priority now is to focus on providing future tennis provision for the public and ensuring the long-term upkeep and sustainability of these discretionary facilities.”