Anyone for tennis? Falkirk area courts reopen after extensive refurbishment
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An official opening ceremony was held at the Zetland Park courts recently, hosted by Falkirk Council Sport Development team, local families from Falkirk community,
Grant Shearer from Tennis Scotland and Martin Day MP for East Falkirk.
Mr Day said: “I’m delighted the tennis courts at Zetland Park have received upgrades which encourage more residents to pick up a racket and play. The courts are
popular with local residents and a big asset for the community, so I’m glad they’ve felt the benefit from these improvements.“Funding for grassroots sports is essential to ensuring people in our community are as active, healthy and happy as possible. And who knows we might just discover
the next Andy Murray or Emma Raducanu.”
During the event there was an opportunity for people from the local community to pick up a racket and get on court for a range of tennis sessions.
The courts have undergone extensive work to ensure viability for years to come, including repainting, new fencing and a new gate system. This nationwide programme
of investment is seeing thousands of existing park tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition brought back to life for the benefit of communities across the country,
providing vital opportunities for children and adults to get active.
As well as weekly free park tennis sessions, with equipment provided, the new courts will host Local Tennis Leagues, giving people the opportunity to get involved in friendly and social local competitions.
The LTA and Falkirk Council will work together to ensure free park tennis sessions are available on the courts providing regular opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and play.
Councillor Paul Garner, Falkirk Council sports spokesperson, said: “Park tennis courts are vital in providing opportunities for children and adults to get active, delivering
significant physical and mental health and wellbeing benefits to participants.
"Accessible facilities in parks are particularly critical to increasing participation in the sport. We’re looking forward to welcoming both new players and old alike.”