Tennis courts upgrades

Posted on: Friday 4 August 2023

Four sets of tennis courts are to be upgraded thanks to investment from the Torfaen Council, the Lawn Tennis Association and Sports Wales. 

Work started this week on a £221,000 refurbishment of tennis courts at Cwmbran Park, which will include resurfacing, new fencing and court markings. The work will also see investment in basketball and netball facilities at the site, via £104, 275 from Sport Wales. 

A new security gate will also be installed at Pontypool Park and a new online booking system is being introduced for the courts at Cwmbran Park, Pontypool Park and Panteg Park. For more information visit the LTA’s Play page

Julie Porter, Chief Operating Officer at the LTA, said: “We are delighted to be working with Torfaen Council to improve their park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and get active.  

“This investment is part of the UK Government and LTA’s Parks Tennis Project and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come. We will also be working closely with Torfaen County Borough Council to ensure that the local community have a range of accessible opportunities to get on court and open up our sport to many more people.” 

Councillor Fiona Cross, Executive member for Communities, said: “We would like to thank Sports Wales and the Lawn Tennis Association for the generous funding. The refurbishment is going to make a huge difference to users. And the fact that the courts can be used for basketball and netball is brilliant.  

“I really hope residents take advantage of the great facilities once the refurbishment has been completed. 

Owen Hathway, Assistant Director for Insight, Policy and Public Affairs at Sport Wales, added: “Creating accessible sporting opportunities is essential to ensuring everyone can participate in and enjoy sport.  

“Sport Wales strongly believes in creating multisport opportunities so people can experience different sports on their doorstep. We’re really pleased to have been able to support a project that addresses this need across all three sports.” 

Funding for the refurbishments came from Sports Wales which contributed £104,275, the Lawn Tennis Association Wales who funded £94,316, and the Council’s Section 106 funding which contributed £22,773.  

Work on the tennis courts in Cwmbran is expected to take six weeks, depending on the weather. They will be closed until work is complete. 

Find out where your nearest tennis club is by visiting the Lawn Tennis Assocation website. 

Read about Pontypool and Panteg park tennis court refurbishments

Looking for something to do with the children over the Summer holidays? take a look at the Torfaen Summer of Fun Fest website for ideas. 

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