Wisbech to build artificial courts

Wisbech Lawn Tennis Club staged its last tournament before building work will begin on 25th September, to build two floodlit artificial clay courts, to compliment the existing two remaining grass courts to ensure all year round play. Tournament Winners Jac Goult (second left top) and Wendy Cropp ( fourth left bottom)
Wisbech Lawn Tennis Club staged its last tournament before building work will begin on 25th September, to build two floodlit artificial clay courts, to compliment the existing two remaining grass courts to ensure all year round play. Tournament Winners Jac Goult (second left top) and Wendy Cropp ( fourth left bottom)

Wisbech Lawn Tennis Club staged its last tournament before building work will begin on Thursday, September 25, to build two floodlit artificial clay courts that will compliment the existing two remaining grass courts to ensure all year round play.

There will also be a separate fenced tarred mini court, associated parking, toilets, paving and landscaping in the new project.

All this development has been made possible by grants from a variety of sources, both local and national, totalling more than an incredible £200,000. This will allow WLTC to develop tennis for the whole town and surrounding area, including people who have never before had the chance to play tennis.

The tournament was staged with players moving on after each set of seven games to play with a new partner. The eventual winners were Wendy Cropp for the ladies, and after a thrilling play-off between Jac Goult and Andy Wood, Jac triumphed for the men.

Belinda Sutton, club president, presented the prizes.

Pictured: Tournament players, with winners Jac Goult (second left top) and Wendy Cropp (fourth left bottom).