Ealing Council partner with the LTA to renovate seven parks with tennis courts

By Joe Acklam

17th Mar 2023 | Local News

North Acton Playing Fields tennis courts in 1980. Photo: David Hawgood.
North Acton Playing Fields tennis courts in 1980. Photo: David Hawgood.

Ealing Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have partnered together to renovate seven park venues with tennis courts in the borough. 

This project will see £323,772 invested into the courts across Ealing, with the council putting in £70,000, to make sure high-quality facilities are available to residents. 

The parks which will be renovated are: Churchfield Recreation Ground, Elthorne Park, Ravenor Park, Southfields Recreation Ground, Spikes Bridge Park and Wolf Fields. 

Julie Porter, LTA's chief operating officer, said: "We are delighted to be working with Ealing Council to improve park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racquet and get active.  

"This investment is part of the UK government and LTA's Parks Tennis Project, and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come.  

"We will also be working closely with Ealing Council to ensure that the local community have a range of accessible opportunities to get on court, and open up our sport to many more people." 

All of these courts, as well as North Acton Playing Fields, will be available to be booked on the LTA website, to make it easier to find a local and available court. 

Councillor Anand added: "Ealing's Sports Facility Strategy, adopted in July 2022, clearly demonstrates the council's commitment to providing new and improved sports facilities that benefit local people.  

"The work to improve our tennis offer is happening now, and is due to be complete with tennis sessions available by the summer – game set and match." 

Councillor Jasbir Anand, the council's cabinet member for thriving communities, added: "I am very pleased that we are working with the LTA to deliver much needed improved tennis facilities and a range of organised free park tennis sessions for all ages, playing levels and experience with equipment provided, that everyone can access." 


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