Council serves up new tennis courts

Tennis court | Hillingdon Today

Hillingdon Council is welcoming residents to join the festivities as it unveils its recently refurbished tennis courts. The announcement was made in anticipation of its free, sports-themed family fun days on May 13th and 14th at Northwood Recreational Ground and Rosedale Park.

The National Tennis Association coaching team, Hillingdon Council’s coaching provider, will be present from 9am to 12pm to offer coaching and facilitate residents of all ages and abilities to play and learn more about the sport. Equipment will be provided at both events.

The renovations to the tennis courts in four of the borough’s parks, including Rosedale Park, Hayes, Northwood Recreation Ground, Swakeleys Park, Ickenham, and Harmondsworth Recreation Ground, began this spring and will continue into the summer. The renovations include line painting, new nets, replacing fences, resurfacing courts, and improved court accessibility, including new gate-access technology and booking systems.

The council is investing £60,000 in the project, and an additional £181,175 has been secured from the Lawn Tennis Association and the government, to help improve tennis facilities for residents and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “We want all of our residents to have the opportunity to live active and healthy lives and be able to enjoy high quality green spaces and leisure activities across the borough. This renovation project, and working in partnership with the LTA, will increase those opportunities and make tennis accessible to many more people.”

Julie Porter, Chief Operating Officer at the Lawn Tennis Association, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hillingdon Council to improve their park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and get active. This investment is part of the UK government and LTA’s Parks Tennis Project, and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come. We will also be working closely with Hillingdon Council to ensure that the local community have a range of accessible opportunities to get on court, and open up our sport to many more people.”

Those interested in attending the free sports-themed family fun days on May 13th and 14th can book a space via