Floodlight opening ceremony 2020!

Historic Cambridge tennis club lights up for Winter! 

Members of Cocks and Hens tennis club in Cambridge will be able to enjoy playing tennis into the dark winter nights thanks to new floodlights which now cover all eight of their courts. 

Thanks to funding from the Amey Community Fund, the Sport England Community Fund and Cambridgeshire LTA, the club has been able to install state of the art LED floodlights meaning that members will be able to enjoy some valuable extra hours of play as we enter the winter season. 

The floodlights were officially turned on by David Rawlinson the national President of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) at the opening ceremony on 2nd October.  

Head Coach Justin Layne was the first to play on the floodlit court with a member of the Cocks and Hens juniors. Justin Layne said, “The LED floodlights give very impressive visibility on court and will allow our members to enjoy their tennis year-round.” 

The Amey Community Fund awards grants to support community, environmental and heritage projects run by non-profit organisations based in Cambridgeshire, within 10 miles of a landfill site. The fund is managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and is part of a voluntary environmental tax credit scheme called the Landfill Communities Fund. 

Club Chairman, Guy Seaborn said, "It has been a challenging year for the Club, trying to navigate new and changing rules around Covid-19 and keeping our members safe and the grounds well maintained throughout this period. We are delighted to have some good news to share and know that these new lights will help our members keep fit and active through the winter months.”