Revamped Meldreth tennis courts get seal of approval at official opening
PUBLISHED: 17:16 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:16 15 August 2017
The Meldreth community headed to the grand opening of the village’s new tennis courts – after more than £62,000 was served up for the refurbishment.
South Cambs district councillor Philippa Hart cut the ribbon with club chairman Richard Evans, thanking Christine Knight for all her hard work over the last year in heading up the project which netted the cash.
Meldreth Tennis Club’s committee and the parish council were also thanked for their involvement.
Christine said: “I am so proud of the finished courts and it was great to see loads of children and adults already trying them out.
“The future of Meldreth Tennis Club has been secured and, with the excellent tennis and coaching programme suitable for all ages, this village amenity will be a great asset to the community.”
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Seb and Ellie Davey enjoying the new tennis courts. Picture: Luke Duffell
As well as the new courts there was the chance to play mini tennis in the park. Picture: Luke Duffell
Members of the Meldreth community were keen to book some time on the courts. Picture: Luke Duffell
There were tennis skill games on the day. Picture: Luke Duffell
Richard Evans, Chairman of the Meldreth Tennis Club Committee, introduces South Cambs District Councillor, Phillipa Hart. Picture: Luke Duffell
Christine Knight was praised for fighting so hard for the �62,000 funding needed to refurb the tennis courts. Picture: Luke Duffell
Mark Sanders was in attendance, representing the LTA. Picture: Luke Duffell
District councillor Phillipa Hart and chairman of the Meldreth Tennis Club Committee Richard Evans officially open the newly refurbished tennis courts. Picture: Luke Duffell
District councillor Phillipa Hart with the Meldreth Tennis Club Committee. Picture: Luke Duffell
Mark Sanders, the Lawn Tennis Association’s councillor for Cambridgeshire, went along and praised all involved for “providing such an excellent LTA standard tennis venue for the community.”
For more on the High Street-based club go to www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/meldrethtennisclub.