Published: Monday, 5th July 2021

Wimbledon is well underway and residents across Warwick District wanting to get out on court can enjoy a quality tennis experience thanks to a recent investment in tennis courts and facilities.

Public tennis courts in Victoria Park and Christchurch Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa have been recently resurfaced to provide an excellent playing surface for anyone wanting to get active and enjoy a game of tennis.

People playing  tennis on refurbished tennis courtVictoria Park’s Tennis Pavilion has also been repainted inside and out and refurbished internally. Upgraded changing room and toilet facilities provide a greatly improved facility for VP Tennis, Victoria Park’s resident tennis club. 

Warwick District Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) have invested over £225,000 into these projects. This has been made possible by grant funding of almost £1.6m allocated from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to support infrastructure projects in Royal Leamington Spa related to the town’s preparations for hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, Councillor Liam Bartlett said: 

“The refurbishment of the pavilion in Victoria Park and the tennis courts in Royal Leamington Spa provides excellent facilities for residents of the district to take up the game of tennis, the courts are open to all.”

Sarah Windrum, Chair of the CWLEP, said:

“Leaving a legacy with this improved infrastructure following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will mean residents will be able to benefit now and in future years from these leisure facilities that will also attract visitors more widely which is a win-win.”

VP Tennis Club has a full-time coaching programme and a new online booking system. For more information, visit the VP Tennis Club Facebook page or email vptennis@hotmail.com.

For further information on your nearest tennis court in the district visit the Warwick District Council tennis court web page.  

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