Courts update

New Castle Grounds tennis courts set to open


Get ready for game, set and match, as Tamworth Borough Council open their newly refurbished tennis courts in the Castle Grounds this Easter holiday, for a free two-hour coaching session for children aged five to 12 years.

The tennis courts have been refurbishment at a total cost of £177,000, thanks to section 106 money and Tamworth Borough Council capital funding granted in 2020 as part of the Castle Grounds play area renovation that has seen a total of £350,000 of work completed.

The project has delivered a brand-new playground, picnic benches, relocated outdoor gym equipment, table tennis tables and the resurfaced tennis courts.

In addition, a new online booking system for the refurbished tennis courts will be managed by MicroSports, who will also deliver the free two-hour coaching sessions for children from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Tuesday 11 April and Wednesday 12 April.

The new tennis courts now have an all-weather surface providing a multi-sport access and be available for hire all year round for sports including tennis and five-a-side football. The refurbishment has also included improvements to the access gates and external fencing and lighting.

If you would like to book your child on a free coaching place, please visit: to secure one of the limited spaces, then turn up ten minutes before the session wearing suitable clothing and bring a drink. (Equipment will be provided.)

Anica Goodwin, Executive Director for Tamworth Borough Council, said: “We are excited to officially open the new tennis courts this school holiday with free coaching sessions for children.

“The previous tennis court surface was in a poor condition and in need of refurbishment. This popular outdoor sports spaces will now be reopen and provide opportunities for more sport activities, making it available to a wider sporting audience.”