Greave Tennis Club, based at Stockport Sports Village in Woodley, has been awarded funding from Life Leisure’s David Hopkins Foundation to protect the courts.
The installation of new windbreaks around their courts will help with playing conditions in windy weather and help protect the court surface.
Martin Goddard, Chairman of the Club, said: “The new windbreaks are in place around the courts now and we immediately noticed a massive difference in playing conditions. Our courts are in quite an exposed position on three sides and tennis has often been made impossible by the wind that whistles up through the valley.
“Many thanks to The David Hopkins Foundation and Life Leisure for their generous support.”
Members at Greave Tennis Club moved to Stockport Sports Village just a few years ago when their previous home was sold for a housing project in Romiley. The new facilities at Greave Tennis Club are of an extremely high standard and include five all weather floodlit Savannah grass tennis courts, parking, and dedicated tennis changing rooms as well as fully qualified coaches.
Mandy Waller, Business Relations Manager at Life Leisure added: “We are pleased to help improve the facilities at Greave Tennis Club, which is the only tennis club in the area between Stockport and Stalybridge. This donation will hopefully help develop the sport o tennis in the area”.
The David Hopkins Foundation, run by Life Leisure, offers grants up to £500 for individuals living in Stockport and £1,000 for clubs based in the Stockport Borough.
The grant application form is simple to complete, so if you would like to apply for funding for your activity or project from the David Hopkins Foundation visit www.lifeleiure.net/enterprise/charity or call 0161 482 0900.