Cash boost for tennis court revamp

IT will soon be time for tennis in Nacton once again, after their community council secured more than £7,000 of grants to revamp the village's dilapidated court.

IT will soon be time for tennis in Nacton once again, after their community council secured more than £7,000 of grants to revamp the village's dilapidated court.

For the last year the court at the village's sports ground has been unusable as weeds have begun to grow through the surface, but by the end of the spring it could be back in use.

The Nacton Community Council has been working for more than 12 months to find the money for the project and has just been granted £2,500 from The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

Added to the £5,000 that they have already received from the lottery's Awards for All scheme, they now have enough to get the court back to its former glory.


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Charles Sutton, a member of the community council and the parish council, said: “We held a meeting with the young people of the village some time ago and asked them what they would like to see.

“One of the most popular requests was to get the tennis court up and running again.

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“We hope to get it back into use within the next few months.

“We have just started talking to contractors and hopefully it will progress fairly quickly.”

The renovation of the tennis court will complete the community council's overhaul of the sports ground.

In November they were able to buy new playground equipment for the sports ground, following a £7,600 lottery grant.

The council plan to officially open the revamped court at a village fun day in a few months time.

Mr Sutton said: “We want to be able to say thank you to all the people that have helped us out over the last few months, and give people a chance to see what we have achieved.”

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