Cheshire East Council has served up a welcome cash boost for a local tennis club.
The £3,250 community grant will help shine a light on the club’s facilities, attract new members and improve safety.
Councillor Peter Groves, ward member for Nantwich South and Stapeley, recently visited Nantwich Tennis Club to present the grant cheque, which will be used towards upgrading the lighting on their outdoor courts.
Cllr Groves said: “I was delighted to visit the tennis club to present a cheque for £3,250 from the Cheshire East Community Grant scheme.
“I understand that this money is going to help with the cost of new floodlighting, which will upgrade the courts to Lawn Tennis Association standards and will allow safe all-year round play and, hopefully, attract many new members.”
Club treasurer Colin Laughlin said: “The club has spent several years carefully saving funds towards this project and now we are very grateful to have the addition of grant funding from Cheshire East Council, which has made the whole scheme possible.
“We are already part-way through the project and it will be finished when the grounds are hard and contractors can get back on site.
“We have previously had support from the Lawn Tennis Association to help us upgrade the lighting on courts five and six and this project will allow us to do the same for courts one to four, where the old floodlights were of a very poor standard – they were becoming unsafe and they didn’t attract members.
“We now hope that these new high-quality floodlights will be attractive to new members – especially juniors.”
Nantwich LTC is always happy to welcome new members who are interested in joining in with club’s activities, either as players or helping to organise events and competitions or simply being part of their friendly community.
Find out more about the club by visiting their website at: www.nantwichtennisclub.co.uk
For more information about Cheshire East Council’s community grants scheme, visit the Council’s website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/communitygrant