Tennis Club given £26,000 council grant for courts upgrade
£26,000 of council funding has been awarded to Lympsham Tennis
Club for it to carry out a project to upgrade the villages
club has been given £26,168.41 from the Coastal RLT3 funds
pot, which comprises of contributions for community facilities from
local housing developers.
project which has a total cost of £53,9956 - will see
new court surfacing (£23,490), new LED flood lights (£15,726)
and fencing works (£14,740.00) undertaken.
club says: "Courts are used by members who reside throughout
the Sedgemoor district along with visiting teams for both summer
and winter leagues. There are no restrictions on use and courts
are wheelchair accessible."
club coach provides a comprehensive programme of courses and attracts
tiny tots (under five years), experienced players and a ladies group.
The adjoining Lympsham Academy Primary School have agreed access
for recreational activities during school, after school and holiday
use as the school has very limited outdoor play space."
is also a pay & play facility, allowing local non-members
who wish to play occasionally this facility, which is used quite
regularly including by holidaymakers who visit the area."
Parks and Open Spaces Project Officer, Marina Turner, said: "£3,947.30
of RLT3 funds was granted by Sedgemoor in 2012 for new floodlighting
as their previous floodlights were faulty."
is likely to have been done on a budget, with the replacement system
now becoming outdated as new LED schemes are installed at other
clubs at much higher costs (hence complaints received from visiting
has been sought from the Lawn Tennis Association regarding the lighting.
The club is in danger of losing members who struggle playing under
the current lights when compared to other clubs lighting schemes."
project has my full support which will help the Club to completely
resurface the courts and contribute towards the lighting."
Club celebrates its 25th anniversary this year so it would be very
fitting if they could provide an improved playing surface for its
members, visiting teams, and other casual players who benefit from
their 'pay and play' facility."
of support were received from Lympsham Parish Council and Pawlett