April 20, 2011 3.29 pm This story is over 155 months old

West Common tennis courts open for the summer

Free play: The grass and hard tennis courts on the West Common open up for the summer.

The three grass and three hard tennis courts on the West Common will be free to use throughout the summer for Lincoln players — they just need to turn up.

The courts have been refurbished recently by the City of Lincoln council, at a cost of £47,000, with new surfacing, fencing, posts, and nets.

The grass courts will be available until September and the hard courts will be available all year round — as long as the weather conditions allow safe play.

“We plan to only put nets up on two of the grass courts at any time, to allow court rotation and ensure that they last the whole season,” explained Antony Angus, Recreation Services Team Leader at the City Council.

“Last year only two of the hard courts were available and we knew they would not be fit for play this season without significant improvement.

“No one can remember when the West Common tennis courts were last refurbished.

“Players will notice a real, positive difference and we hope the quality of the courts will attract new players.”

Last year, higher take up than expected prompted the City Council to move tennis lessons to Boultham Park, in order to allow use of the West Common courts on a casual basis.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Kelly Moore for The Lincolnite