Park Tennis court improvement schedule
Elmbridge Borough Council have a 3 year rolling programme of court improvement works starting in 2021 as outlined below. We will provide further specific updates on dates when they are confirmed with the contractor (all works are weather dependent).
There is no great time for court works as the contrators need dry weather, which is of course when people want to play tennis and any poor weather will cause delays to works. However we will keep the venue homepages and booking sheets updated as and when we have updates.
Court re-surfacing will take the longest amount of time as works include: digging up, re-surfacing, 3 weeks curing time, re-painting & a couple of days paint drying time (minimum 5 weeks). That is if we are very lucky with the weather, however any poor weather will extend the length of time the courts are out of action.
Court re-painting will take the shortest amount of time, with painting taking up to 2 days to complete then a couple of days to dry out before they can be played on (minimum 1 week). Again any poor weather will extend the length of time the courts are out of action.
Pease note the courts will be out of action during the court improvement works and players will need use the other Park Tennis sites during that time. The benefits of these court improvements is to keep the facilities in safe working order and to provide players with a quality playing environment in their local park.
ETC Sports have advised after court resurfacing works, in hot weather the courts may have to be closed to protect the surface.
2021 court improvements (contractor: ETC Sports Surfaces)
Giggs Hill: 2 court site to be resurfaced & repainted - Complete
Molesey Hurst: 3 court site to be repainted - Complete
Cobham: 2 court site to be repainted - Complete
2022 court improvements (specific dates to be confirmed by ETC Sports Surfaces)
Oatlands: 2 court site to be resurfaced - estimated May 2022
Long Ditton: 2 court site to be resurfaced (new fencing is being discussed) - estimated June 2022
Civic Centre: 2 court site to be resurfaced & new fencing - estimated August 2022
2023 court improvements (specific dates to be confirmed by ETC Sports Surfaces)
Grovelands: 2 court site to be resurfaced
Cricket Way: 2 court site to be resurfaced & new fencing
Coronation: 4 court site to be resurfaced
Churchfields: 4 court site to be resurfaced
West End Project
West End has its own project looking to see if it's possible to resurface, add new fencing & add a ClubSpark gate. Unfortunately there has been a delay on the project with staff changes, covid and logistic issues of the flood wall & the a major pipeline which contractors would have to cross with heavy vehicles to undertake any of that work.
Council Officers are re-vewing the West End project (work to be done, logisitics, court booking data, the area, etc) with in-put from the LTA. We will update this information when we have further details.