Serving up improved tennis courts

Local tennis players can look forward to much improved facilities as work is under way on upgrading the courts at Sefton Park.

The Park’s two free-to-use courts have been given a makeover as they were in poor condition and required a substantial renovation.

A programme of improvements, investing £56,000 of capital funding, has been carried out by the City Council’s contractors, Glendale Liverpool. It has involved resurfacing the courts, undertaking new line markings, posts and nets. There will also be a new wire mesh fence around the courts with access gates and path edgings.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Tennis in local parks is very important and we need to ensure that the facilities meet the players’ needs. Who knows – a future Wimbledon champion might play their first games at Sefton Park

“We want all the users of parks – whether they are playing tennis, taking children to the play area or just going for a walk – to have an enjoyable and safe experience.

“This investment will make Sefton Park a more attractive place and encourage more people to play tennis.”