Tennis courts to be refurbished next spring

Tennis court in Ashcombe park has been neglected

Tennis court in Ashcombe park has been neglected - Credit: Archant

Thousands of pounds will be spent improving dilapidated tennis courts in a Weston park.

The three neglected courts in Ashcombe Park are to be refurbished and brought back into use, thanks to Sport England and developer contributions.

North Somerset Council has been given a Sport England Community asset grant of £40,000 to match fund developer contributions.

Work on the £85,000 project will start next spring and include a total resurface of the three courts, new fencing and an automated gate access system which will enable users to book online.

Cllr Caritas Charles, the council's executive for parks and leisure, said: "This is a very exciting project which will bring back into use a valuable and well-loved community facility."

Enthusiasts will be able to sign up for coaching lessons on the courts and annual memberships to the facility will also be available.

The project is supported by the Lawn Tennis Association, which has worked with the council on proposals.