Goole Tennis Centre have been awarded £15,335 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments. The funding has been awarded towards an upgrade of the floodlights to LED lights on the artificial grass courts, and replacement of coin meters for access into the outdoor courts.
This will ensure the club can offer 'pay as you plan' tennis to both members and non-members, which will allow residents to restart playing tennis. The lights will also require much less maintenance than currently required, which will save costs moving forwards.
Stephen Turnbull, Head Coach and Centre Manager at Goole Tennis Club said: "It is fantastic for all users of the Tennis Centre. It will enable us to have more court utilisation, enabling more people to play to promote a healthy active lifestyle. From a running costs point of view - as they are LED lights, it will save a considerable amount, as well as maintenance in the long term, due to the higher levels of durability."
Councillor Gary McMaster, the council's portfolio holder for enhancing communities, said : "I am delighted that we have been able to help Goole Tennis Centre with these Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval. I am particularly pleased that local people will be able to benefit from playing more tennis."