Tennis courts

Penarth and Barry tennis courts to be refurbished

COUNCILORS have approved £120,000 renovations to Barry and Penarth tennis courts.

The council heard how the courts at Millwood in Barry, Wenvoe, and the two courts at Penarth Athletic Field were in ‘poor condition’

After the works, Tennis Wales would manage and maintain the courts at Millwood and Wenvoe, after a seven-year lease was agreed with the council.

The courts at Penarth Athletic Field would continue to be run by the council until a transfer of responsibilities was agreed with Penarth Athletic Club.

At a cabinet meeting on September 8, Vale advisers agreed to accept the grant from Tennis Wales and hand over the upkeep and management of the Millwood and Wenvoe courts to Tennis Wales, “subject to the works upgrades are satisfactorily completed” and provided that no objections have been received.

These proposals follow the renovation of the courts of the Romilly park, reopened in July.

“This is a great opportunity for this council to have four tennis courts upgraded to a good standard, such as at Romilly Park,” said Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Wellbeing.

“When we opened the Romilly courts a few months ago, it was great to see 300 kids there that day.

“Tennis was only considered played during the Wimbledon fortnight. Everyone wants to pick up a racket after that. Surely they don’t stay with the game.

“But with the good facilities we are providing now, I think it could be a big boost for the sport in the Vale of Glamorgan.”

Council leader Cllr Lis Burnett said: ‘Anything we can do, especially working with others – because it is only through our collective efforts that we can achieve things like this – if we can increase the level of physical activity and sports activity among people in our community, this can only be a good thing.

Source link