Swindon gets set for launch of St Marks Community Tennis Facility
Tennis lovers across Swindon are set for the launch for the of one of the finest community tennis facilities in the country on 17th May after significant investment from Swindon Borough Council and the Lawn Tennis Association.
St Marks Recreation Ground has undergone significant works including a new community building, refurbished tennis courts and improvements to parking and surrounding green spaces. This has been possibly after investment of £600,000 from Swindon Borough Council and £80,000 from the Lawn Tennis Association.
The site will be overseen by Swindon Community Tennis, a trust, set up to ensure the site is well run for the community. There will be coaches at the site to give hints and tips to all ages and abilities to truly make this a venue where anyone can play tennis.
There are lots of different ways you can play tennis at St Marks but look out for the offer of buying a key fob (covering everyone in your household!) for an amazing £30 per annum. Members of the public can purchase a key fob on the day and enjoy tennis for a year at no further cost!
The launch is taking place on the 17th May and is part of the LTA participation campaign ‘The Great British Tennis Weekend’. Free Tennis will be available on the launch with Swindon Community Tennis Coaches on hand to welcome you. Anyone can book a slot to come and give tennis a try for free at St Marks by simply going to www.lta.org.uk/gbtw and searching ‘Swindon Community Tennis’.
James Deem LTA Regional Tennis Participation Manager said: “It has been fantastic to work with colleagues from Swindon Borough Council to bring this project to fruition. This is one of the best public tennis facilities in the country and it’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone in Swindon to pick up a racket at an affordable price. We very much look forward to the number of people accessing tennis in Swindon to increase and encourage anyone who wants to give tennis a try to come to the free launch event on the 17th May”
The Great British Tennis Weekend Free Tennis events are happening across Swindon this summer. Search on www.lta.org.uk/gbtw on the following dates:
- Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th May
- Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June
- Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd August