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Another ace for Norwich parks and open spaces

New tennis courts at Lakenham Recreation Ground Published on Friday, 5th November 2021

Norwich residents can now benefit from two newly refurbished tennis courts at Lakenham Recreation Ground.

The new courts, are hard surfaced and floodlit, making them accessible throughout the year and for all weather conditions. They replace the previous courts at the ground which needed major refurbishment.

Norwich City Council councillor Matthew Packer, cabinet member for parks and open spaces said:

“It’s great that Lakenham is the latest area benefiting from the investment into parks and sports facilities, in addition to the day-to-day funding to maintain our open spaces.

“The council recognises the importance and need for accessible and affordable sports amenities, as well as investing in the long-term future and protection of the parks and open spaces across Norwich.

“The tennis courts are set to be very popular and will play a key role in helping our residents lead active and healthy lifestyles. I can’t wait to see them in use.”

The courts can be booked through Norwich Parks Tennis which currently includes Eaton, Waterloo and Harford Parks, and provides a wide range of coaching opportunities for all levels of play. Whole household membership starts from just £35 per year (or 67p a week) for an annual pass to one site with all courts available from 8am to 10pm for 52 weeks of the year.

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The city council are also working to deliver a further three new courts at Heigham Park.

The project, which includes both new tennis sites, is costing approximately £423,000 and is being entirely funded by a combination of capital funding from the city council, community infrastructure levy funds from the Greater Norwich Development Partnership and Section 106 funds for improving sports provision at Lakenham Recreation Ground.

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