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New Courts Ready to Open at Barnsley
Tue 07 Nov 2017 17:00
After a long wait, the 3 brand new porous macadam floodlit tennis courts at Barnsley TC have finally been completed and will soon be open.
Construction work started on the courts towards the end of 2016 and work has progressed steadily during the course of the year. The courts are now awaiting new nets and will then be ready to play on. The project has come about after securing Section 106 funding from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council following a large housing development next to the club. The LTA and Yorkshire LTA also contributed grant and loan funding, alongside club funds to help bring the project to fruition.
Barnsley TC have aspirations to significantly grow the membership following the construction of the new courts and will undertake a major membership drive in the spring. Inspire2coach have also been appointed to operate the tennis coaching programme earlier this year and have been busy developing school and community links and growing the existing programme.
The club will now turn their attention to resurfacing the 4 existing courts with artificial grass in preparation for the 2018 outdoor season. The longer term vision is also to redevelop the clubhouse at some point in the future.
It's exciting times at Barnsley as the club moves forward into a new era!