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Tennis court resurfacing project serves up a winning result

Published on 5 July 2023

With the annual Wimbledon championships now underway interest in tennis will be high - so the resurfacing of the courts at New Mills Tennis Club couldn't have come at a better time.

High Peak Borough Council gave the Club £5,400 towards the cost of the project which saw all three courts resurfaced at a total cost of £43,000.

The funding was allocated from the Council's Move More High Peak Capital Fund which has been created to support people being more active and building movement into everyday life.

The popular Club offers team tennis, social tennis and coaching for both juniors and adults and is the only tennis facility in New Mills. It has also started developing initiatives which meet community needs including a weekly walking tennis session with the support of the leisure centre and coaching sessions with young people who would not necessarily have the opportunity to play tennis or join a club.

To celebrate the completion of the project, the Club held an open day on Sunday and Councillor Rob Baker, Assistant Executive Member for Regeneration, Leisure and Tourism, went along to join in the fun.

He said: "The Council was pleased to be able to support the Club with funding towards this resurfacing project - and I was delighted to join them to celebrate this investment in improving the facilities and to meet so many of the people who will benefit from it.

"The new courts look fantastic and are just one element of the Club's plans to encourage more people to take up tennis. It was particularly exciting to hear about the Club's ambitions to be more inclusive, opening up the sport to a much wider range of people in the community.

"Being active and moving more is essential for boosting health and wellbeing and clubs like this are so valuable to our local communities. They help to ensure that we have a range of facilities, across a variety of sports and leisure pursuits, so that people can take part in the activities and sports that interest them.

"I know that the community will continue to make full use of these courts - and the sporting and social activities provided by the team in New Mills - for a long time to come."