Northwood Tennis Club is among 148 local sports projects to secure a share of £9 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.
The Northwood Club has been awarded £75,000 funding from Sport England’s Lottery Award fund towards improving its facilities.
In particular the funding will be used for new floodlighting replacing the existing lights and poles as well as for other improvements to the courts. The new lights will be to the standard recommended by the Lawn Tennis Association. This project will enhance the quality of the courts and encourage existing members to play in the evenings. We hope to attract new members locally by offering a much improved facility for those who can only play after work. Our three affiliated club coaches will be able to provide coaching into the evenings to enhance our growing junior programme.
David Cameron, Club Chairman, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our facilities and encourage local residents to participate in social and competitive tennis throughout the year. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to build an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”
Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport. Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £102 million into more than 1,920 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.
“It’s great to see Northwood Tennis Club join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”
For more details about the project, please contact David Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org