17.07.23 – Tennis Courts in NUL, Changing Rooms at the Wammy
Written by Hitmix Local News on 16 July 2023
Park tennis courts have officially reopened in Newcastle-under-Lyme for free public use after a renovation costing £116,000.
The Borough Council used funding from the Government and LTA Tennis Foundation for the work on 14 courts at Wolstanton Park and Westlands Sports Ground.
The courts have undergone extensive work as part of a nationwide programme of investment to ensure viability for years to come, including resurfacing, repainting, new fencing, new nets and a new gate system. Thousands of existing park tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition are being brought back to life for the benefit of communities across the country, providing vital opportunities for children and adults to get active.
As well as weekly free park tennis sessions, the new courts will host local tennis leagues, giving people the opportunity to get involved in friendly and social local competitions.
Changing rooms with toilets and showers are to be built to improve a popular sports field.
Once complete, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council will hand over the day-to-day management of the building at the Wammy to Newcastle Town Football Club, which already manages the pitches there.
Funding has come from the Borough Council’s successful bid for £23 million of Town Deal funding for a range of projects in Newcastle, including the Knutton Village Masterplan.
Contractors are close to being appointed and it is hoped that the changing rooms will be ready for the 2024/25 season.
Wammy Park Run