Park’s tennis club serving up an ace

Morpeth Tennis Courts resurfaced.'REF 0310144632
Morpeth Tennis Courts resurfaced.'REF 0310144632

Worn out tennis courts in a popular Northumberland park have undergone resurfacing and improvement works.

The work at Carlisle Park in Morpeth is thanks to a partnership between Morpeth Tennis Club, 1Life Riverside Leisure Centre, Active Northumberland and Northumberland County Council.

The improvements at the site include new surfacing and nets on all four courts and new adult and junior equipment.

The aim being to make the game more readily accessible to everyone.

The new courts will have better drainage meaning they are playable most of the year.

Phillippa Hawes, from the club, said: “Tennis is easy to play, it is immensely fun, and a great way to improve your psychological and physical health.

“Morpeth Tennis Club want as many people to experience the great game of tennis as possible.

“By encouraging people to play on a community facility rather than have to join a club, we hope to encourage players young and older to take part.

“The Morpeth coaches look forward to meeting new players, aiming to provide a variety of tennis sessions to suit everyone.”

Northumberland county councillor Val Tyler, policy board member for community infrastructure and culture, added: “The work on the tennis courts has been a much needed facility and of course, it is well used.

“I am sure that this work will increase the use of the tennis courts.”