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Ipswich-based Roundwood Tennis Club get £12,000 grant for new ‘plastic’ courts

PUBLISHED: 17:38 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:38 17 November 2017

Members at Roundwood Tennis Club   Pic: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Members at Roundwood Tennis Club Pic: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Roundwood Tennis Club has been served £12,000 from a fund that recognises innovative renewable energy projects.

The Ipswich club was awarded the money from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund after it won a public vote.

The funding will allow them to become a pilot scheme for a new process which will make use of plastic waste to resurface the courts instead of the traditional bitumen.

It has been calculated that the use of this new material will save 30 tonnes of carbon emissions and approximately 300,000 plastic bottles from going to landfill.

Secretary of Roundwood Tennis Club, Martyn Ward, said “It is fantastic news for Roundwood Tennis Club to be awarded a grant from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. We will be able to have our courts resurfaced in 2018 meaning that we can offer tennis facilities to the local community for many years in the future.”

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