Newly Renovated Tennis Courts Unveiled at Castle Park in Cumbria
Castle Park in Penrith, Cumbria, is set to celebrate the completion of its tennis court renovations with a launch event later this month. The park’s tennis courts have undergone extensive refurbishments and will now offer excellent facilities for both the public and Penrith Tennis Club.
The launch event, which will take place on Sunday, September 24, from 10am to 12.30pm, promises to be a fun-filled, family-friendly affair. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in free tennis activities and coaching sessions. It is an ideal chance for residents of Penrith to explore the new courts and experience the joys of tennis.
In addition to these exciting amenities, the Castle Park Tennis Courts will also be available for ‘Pay & Play’ court bookings and weekly Free Park Tennis sessions. This development is a significant achievement for both the club and the local community, as it secures the future of tennis in Penrith for years to come.
The four renovated courts will be accessible year-round, from 7am to 10pm. To ensure safety during darker mornings and evenings, new movement sensor lighting has been installed on the park footways and court lighting. These advancements will provide ample opportunities for tennis enthusiasts to enjoy the sport at their convenience.
Penrith Tennis Club Chairman, Rob Cresswell, expressed his gratitude towards the funders who made this project possible. Their support has greatly contributed to the provision of quality tennis facilities in Penrith. Cresswell also acknowledged the pivotal role played by Eden District Council and Westmorland and District Council in ensuring the project’s success. The newly renovated courts will undoubtedly be embraced by both club members and the public at large.
Penrith Tennis Club has also partnered with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to deliver weekly free park tennis sessions for participants of all ages, skill levels, and experiences. This collaboration aims to promote inclusivity and provide an opportunity for more people to discover the joys of tennis.
The court renovations were made possible through joint funding from various sources, including Westmorland and Furness Council, Sport England, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust, The Hadfield Trust, Penrith Tennis Club, Penrith Town Council, and the LTA’s Tennis Foundation and UK Government. The project is part of a nationwide initiative, with a £30 million investment from the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation. The goal is to transform numerous park tennis courts across Great Britain, making the sport more accessible to a wider audience.
The unveiling of the newly renovated tennis courts at Castle Park is not only an exciting development for Penrith Tennis Club, but also for the entire local community. It offers a fantastic opportunity to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle through the sport of tennis. With the new facilities and support from various organizations, Penrith residents can look forward to many enjoyable hours on the courts. The launch event on September 24th promises to be a memorable occasion for all attendees as they witness the culmination of this remarkable project.