Pershore Tennis Centre unveil new clay court
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00
The renovation to court 5 has taken over 2 years to complete. The renovation was split into 2 parts while the necessary funds were raised. In March the LED floodlighting was installed and now the re-surfacing of the old hard court to a new artificial clay court is complete. Many thanks to club members for raising over £30,000, as well as to an £8,500 community grant from Wychavon District Council and a £1000 grant from Persimmon Homes.
This new court will add a much needed upgrade to the facilities at this very popular family club. With tennis participation up by 354% since lockdown Pershore Tennis Centre is seeing increasing demand for its courts. Pershore Indoor Tennis Centre now has 5 all-weather floodlight outdoor courts: 3 artificial clay surfaces and 2 hard courts, plus 3 indoor courts with state of the art LED lighting. Meaning tennis at Pershore truly is an all-weather, all-year round sport.
Cllr Rob Adams, Portfolio Holder for Strong Communities, Culture and Sport at Wychavon District Council, said: “We are very pleased to support Pershore Tennis Centre by providing a grant of £8,500 towards the renovation of court five. The Community Legacy Grant scheme aims to make a tangible and lasting difference to local communities. We hope residents of all ages enjoy this new addition for years to come.”
Club Chair, Sarah McCormick, agrees:
“Many thanks to all the club members that have kindly donated and been involved in our fund raising efforts for the past 2 years. We are extremely proud of this new addition and are very thankful to our loyal, generous members, Wychavon Community Loans and Persimmon Homes for making our plans come to fruition. Court 5 is now a fabulous court with an artificial clay surface and brand new LED lighting. Something to which we should all be very proud of.”