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24.08.23 – Public Tennis Courts Refurbished in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme

Written by on 24 August 2023

Public tennis courts in six parks across Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from a major investment programme to serve up significant improvements to facilities.

Work is underway at courts in Burslem Park and Queen’s Park, in a programme that will see a total of 16 tennis courts transformed in Stoke-on-Trent City Council-run parks.

In addition to the work at Burslem and Longton, courts will also be renovated in Hanley, Bucknall, Mount Pleasant, Fenton and Tunstall Parks.

Earlier in the year Newcastle Borough Council officially re-opened tennis courts at Wolstanton Park and Westlands Sports Ground in Newcastle-under-Lyme for free public use after a renovation on 14 courts costing £116,000.

The work in both Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent is all part of a project funded by the government and Lawn Tennis Association Tennis Foundation which will see playing surfaces replaced, courts repainted, new fencing and nets installed and new gates and booking systems.

The Lawn Tennis association is funding the replacement of more than 2,000 public tennis courts across Great Britain

This nationwide programme of investment is seeing thousands of existing park tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition brought back to life for the benefit of communities across the country, providing vital opportunities for children and adults to get active.

Councillor Ashworth at Burlsem Park Tennis Courts

Tennis Open Day in Newcastle under Lyme