The LTA announced last week that through its Transforming British Tennis Together programme they will be investing £125m over the next 10 years, which with a further £125m in match-funding from local authorities, clubs and businesses will make community tennis courts across the country more useable and accessible to everyone.
They state that as only 7% of Britain’s 23,000 courts have covers, over a third of all potential playing hours are lost due to rain and furthermore, only 1 in 7 park courts have floodlights. However, Transforming British Tennis Together will deliver 750 newly covered indoor courts and over 4,000 newly floodlit courts, moving the LTA closer to delivering its goals of doubling the number of children playing tennis and encouraging adults to play more often and all year round.
The LTA is now calling on tennis clubs, parks, local government, educational institutions, volunteers, coaches and businesses to come together and register their interest in bidding for the funds to transform their local tennis courts.
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