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Winscombe Lawn Tennis Association serves up ace on court

National Grid supports local club with £20,000 grant

National Grid has provided £20,000 in funding to the Winscombe Lawn Tennis Association to help pay for the resurfacing of two playing courts. The money was provided through the Community Grant Fund.

Based in the heart of Winscombe at the Memorial Playing Fields, Winscombe Lawn Tennis Association has been a sporting hub for the local community for a number of years, but faced a challenge when it became clear that two of its six courts needed resurfacing. Last resurfaced over a decade ago, the two courts had become worn and dangerous to use when wet.

The Association completed the works for £23,000. £20,000 was provided by National Grid, with the remaining £3,000 coming from the club’s reserves. With the works now done, the new court surfaces will have a life span of 10-15 years.

We are extremely grateful to National Grid for their support...

Chris Mullett, Vice-chairman of Winscombe Lawn Tennis Club, commented: “We are extremely grateful to National Grid for their support through the Community Grant Fund, which has enabled us to improve our facilities for our members and the wider community.”

James Goode, Project Director on the Hinkley Connection Project, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to support the tennis association and other local sports clubs in the area, helping their members and the wider community access quality sports facilities on their doorstep and so support healthier lifestyles and social inclusion.”