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Olympic effort as Chatteris tennis club nets funding to install floodlights


Members of Chatteris St Peter’s Tennis Club are celebrating having recently netted £23,944 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund.

The money will cover the cost of installing floodlights on the two hard surface tennis courts at the club.

The club had been waiting with baited breath for many months, following a lengthy application process by members Lindsey Harrison and Simon Grainger, outlining the desire to install floodlights, which would enable tennis to be played all year round.

Now that the funding has been confirmed, they hope to have the lights installed and ready for use by the end of this year.

Grainger said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding for Chatteris Tennis Club. The membership continues to grow catering for all ages and abilities, as does our highly successful junior coaching programme.

“The installation of floodlights will be a great enhancement of our facilities and will no doubt encourage even more people to enjoy the great game of tennis all year, not just in the summertime.”

For further information on the club phone 01354 695014 or visit www.chatteristennis.com

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