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Call to Action – North Yorkshire Tennis Clubs

Posted: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:24

Call to Action – North Yorkshire Tennis Clubs

The LTA is calling on tennis clubs, parks, local government, volunteers, coaches and businesses across the region to come together and register their interest in bidding for the funds to transform their local tennis courts.

Transforming British Tennis Together aims to reduce the barriers to playing tennis by doubling the number of floodlit and covered courts across the UK over the next ten years, increasing available playing hours. The initiative will also see the LTA work with local communities across the region to:

  • Install online booking and entry systems so everyone can book a tennis court easily from their mobile phone, computer or tablet;
  • Refurbish courts, clubhouses and other social spaces to ensure players have a great experience every time they visit; and
  • Support other innovative and creative ideas that meet local demand.

Paul Sheard, Regional Participation Manager the North East region at the LTA, added: "The commitment of the Friends and Hull City Council to protecting and rejuvenating Pelican Park is inspiring and it is a great example of how improving facilities and making it easier for people to play increases participation. Through Transforming British Tennis Together, the opportunities are there for communities across the North East to partner with the LTA and benefit from this record level of funding to improve their local facilities, so we're encouraging them and local authorities to get in touch and tell us what they need to help get more people playing."

For more information visit www.lta.org.uk/TBTT. There are also opportunities to join the LTA at regional roadshow events in the North East on 17 and 18 October 2017 to find out more about Transforming British Tennis Together and what the investment can do in local areas. To sign up for a roadshow event visit www.lta.org.uk/venue-management/facilities-advice/

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