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Free tennis in the park

The council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) are working together to renovate seven parks with tennis courts in the borough for residents to enjoy.

Worth a total of £323,772, the renovations will improve the quality of local courts while making them more enjoyable for children and adults to use and get active.

Free and fun activities for everyone

Why not head to Elthorne Park on Saturday, 24 June between 10am and 4pm for the official launch of the improved tennis courts and free activities for everyone including:

  • Free adult coaching sessions
  • Free LTA Youth coaching sessions for children
  • Free play for all on the day.

Between 10am and 12pm you can also take part in an adult American Doubles Tournament by the charity Tennis First. The £12 ticket will go towards supporting young British players to become professional tennis players.

You can book your sessions on LTA’s website.

Don’t have your own tennis rackets? You can borrow equipment on the day, just come and join in the fun.

Improved tennis courts

Local people can enjoy the following improvements to all three tennis courts:

  • Better bounce experience after resurfacing
  • More pleasant play with a full and vibrant colour re-spray of the courts and new nets and posts
  • Easier gate access – all you need is your booking access code.

In the future there also will be:

  • Safer access to the courts after dark with pathway lighting and floodlights, turning on automatically
  • New cafe adjacent to the tennis courts and children’s playground for all park users to enjoy
  • Outdoor seating area.

Councillor Polly Knewstub, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “We promised to deliver well-loved community sports facilities and services across the borough. And so, we are very excited that Hanwell residents from all ages and abilities can now enjoy the new and improved tennis courts.

“Improving tennis facilities and bringing local people free sessions, including equipment, are all very important in helping neighbourhoods to access sports, get active and thrive. I hope to see you at Elthorne Park on 24 June. And don’t forget to watch out for the rest of the six new and improved tennis courts coming soon.”

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