Despite the cool weather, the tennis season is close upon us! Park Tennis Club, Bute Avenue, Brighouse HD6 2JA have been gearing up over the last month and will be officially opening their newly refurbished courts on Sunday 14 April, 10:00am-3:00pm.
New and existing members are expected to dust off their rackets and try out the Italian clay court surface, now sporting new ‘no nail’ lines. The two court club on Bute Avenue is thought to be the first tennis club in West Yorkshire to install this technology, widely used on the high profile championship courts in Europe.
The Open Day will take place from 10:00am-3:00pm with a variety of on-court activities, which visitors are welcome to join in with. Absolutely anyone is welcome, there are rackets available to borrow and light refreshments will be served.
Like many smaller sports clubs, Park Tennis Club depends on a band of willing volunteers. This spring, members have carried out major maintenance work on the courts, laying over a tonne of clay dressing, relocating the net posts, as well as installing new lines. Fencing and fence posts have been repaired, the exterior of the quaint wooden pavilion, the storage shed, and the shed housing last year’s major development (an automated watering system) have been painted.
All this ensures pleasant, modern and well maintained surroundings, and after all their hard work, members are looking forward to a successful season.