Change to tennis courts
We asked for suggestions regarding what residents would like to see happening in the recreation ground with the allocation of S106 monies from the Berkeley Homes site.
One of the suggestions was that the council revisit the current 2 grass tennis courts in the recreation ground. The suggestion was that these 2 courts are converted to hard courts.
The motivation behind the change, is that we will get a lot more use out of the court all year round. Currently, only one of the courts is available at any one time, as the other is ‘rested’ on a rotation basis. The courts are also only useable when the weather is good. Once winter sets in and it starts raining, the ground becomes waterlogged and the courts cannot be used. We have also noticed tennis players waiting for a court to come free.
If the courts were converted to hard surface / asphalt courts, they could be used all year round, regardless of the amount of rain that we have. We would also have two courts available all the time and would not have to ‘rest’ one.
I have spoken to Peter Every, Head of Parks, at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and he is supportive of the idea. I would like feedback from members regarding the idea. We would lose 2 grass courts (only one useable at a time) and gain 2 all year round courts.
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