Park Tennis Club
The Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend is being held at Park Tennis Club, Brighouse on Sunday 19 May, 10:00am-1:00pm.
It’s a free, family event designed to encourage people to become more involved in sport whilst at the same time, having some fun.
The sessions run from 10am until 1pm and are coach led, with a whole host of activities taking place. Rackets and tennis balls are provided, and refreshments are available on the day.
Booking is advisable and can be made through visiting the Park Tennis Club website.
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.
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.
Want to keep the children active and safe and off their iPads during the summer holiday? These sessions are for you! Park Tennis Club is offering lots of tennis and other sports activities to ensure they will be kept busy!
There are a variety of different sessions which allow you flexibility to choose what suits you and your child.
Fun games organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches on;
- Wednesday 25 July
- Thursday 9 August
- Wednesday 15 August
- Thursday 16 August
- Monday 20 August
- Tuesday 21 August
- Wednesday 22 August
- Monday 27 August
- Tuesday 28 August
- Wednesday 29 August
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