Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds receives £285,000 for tennis courts

Indoor court at John Charles Centre for Sport
Image caption The council hopes more people will pick up a racket

Tennis facilities in Leeds are to receive £285,000 of improvements for the city's courts.

At the John Charles Centre for Sport, all six indoor courts are to be resurfaced and the six outdoor courts refurbished.

At Dartmouth Park, in Morley, and Springhead Park, in Rothwell, work will be carried out on the four outdoor courts at each site.

The majority funding is from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

Tennis development

The three sites were chosen by Leeds City Council hoping to improve the city's tennis development.

The LTA is investing approximately £265,000, with support from Sport England. The Caird Bardon Community Programme supplied the remainder.

The work will begin on Monday, 28 March.

Councillor Adam Ogilvie said: "We want people of all ages to pick up a racket and play regularly."

All three sites will offer free or affordable tennis sessions and coaching.

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