The tennis season has officially started at Park Tennis Club, Brighouse after the opening of their newly refurbished courts. Members, prospective members and visitors were welcomed to the club with refreshments provided throughout the day.
The new ‘no nails’ lines were proclaimed by all to be a fantastic investment, looking smart, feeling level under foot, and providing a consistent bounce when the ball strikes them; all a major improvement on the old plastic tapes. General opinion was that the Italian clay courts, which had over a ton of new clay laid on them in the pre-season, will improve when they have been ‘played-in’ to help bed them down.
Pictured are some of the members who put in hours of work to implement these improvements. They are celebrating the work being over!
The event also saw the members’ Wimbledon Ballot take place, where 3 lucky members won the chance to buy tickets for the show courts at the Wimbledon Championships in July. With the Public Ballot vastly over-subscribed, joining an affiliated club is a great way of increasing your chances of buying a pair of these much sought after tickets.