Tennis investment plan serves up an ace
Published: Friday 21st October 16
Tennis fans will soon be able to perfect their serve and volley techniques on upgraded and refurbished tennis courts across the Brighter Borough.
The company that offers local coaching and tuition for people of all ages - All Win Tennis– has started refurbishing the playing surfaces at six venues across the borough as part of a major investment in better facilities for Wandsworth residents.
Refurbishment work is now underway at the courts on Tooting Common and will also shortly commence at Leaders Gardens in Putney and at King George’s Park.
Once these have been completed attention will then turn to the courts in Wandsworth Park and at the Furzedown Rec in Tooting. Similar improvements have already been completed at Wandsworth Common.
All Win offer drop-in sessions, cardio tennis, mini-tennis camps and adult courses at the six venues they manage.
The council’s sports and leisure spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “This is great news for tennis lovers in Wandsworth.
“This represents a significant financial investment in better playing facilities and these are being provided at no cost whatsoever to local council tax payers.
“Raising standards here will help tennis players of all ages to really develop their skills at the sport and hopefully encourage others to start playing the game for the first time."
In addition to these six venues, tennis courts are also available in Battersea Park and there are 16 at the council’s flagship 52-acre multi-sports complex at Barn Elms, where residents can also enjoy rugby, football, cricket, aussie rules, netball, hockey and rounders as well as specialist facilities such as beach volleyball, archery, athletics, field events, a gym and a boathouse for rowing.
And for other fitness, leisure and sports facilities in the borough log on to www.wandsworth.gov.uk/sport.