Sussex to benefit from Historic £250M Investment in Grassroots Tennis
- Historic grassroots tennis investment arrives in Eastbourne with roadshow event
- Local groups encouraged to apply for funding to transform local facilities
Local tennis clubs, community groups and businesses are being given the chance to submit ideas to transform their local facilities as part of the LTA’s historic £250 million-pound investment in grassroots tennis at an LTA event on 12 September at the International Lawn Tennis Centre in Eastbourne.
The event is being held to showcase the LTA’s Transforming British Tennis Together – a programme which aims to reduce the barriers to playing tennis by doubling the number of floodlit and covered courts across the UK over the next ten years, increasing available playing hours. The initiative will also see the LTA work with local communities across Sussex to:
- Install online booking and entry systems so everyone can book a tennis court easily from their mobile phone, computer or tablet;
- Refurbish courts, clubhouses and other social spaces to ensure players have a great experience every time they visit;
- Support other innovative and creative ideas that meet local demand.
Representatives from the LTA will be at the event to explain how local groups can access funding for projects in their area, while roadshow events will be held across the country to provide detailed information and allow people to discuss ideas together.
Carrera Clarke, LTA South East Community Business Partner Manager said: “Through Transforming British Tennis Together, the opportunities are there for communities across Sussex to partner with the LTA and benefit from this record level of funding to improve their local facilities. Our event next week is a great chance for groups to find out more and tell us their ideas to help get more people playing.”
To find out more and register for the event visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transforming-british-tennis-together-roadshow-tickets-35718996480
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