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Serving residents with new tennis courts at Heigham Park

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Serving residents with new tennis courts at Heigham Park

Three new modern, all-weather, floodlit tennis courts are now open for budding Wimbledon stars at Heigham Park in Norwich.

Norwich City Council have installed the courts and aim to build on the success of other Norwich Parks tennis schemes at Eaton and Waterloo parks by providing high quality, accessible, affordable sports facilities that will be available for 52 weeks of the year.

Norwich City councillor Adam Giles, cabinet member for community wellbeing said: “The city council is proud of its record for improving facilities for our residents and investing in our much-loved parks. These courts, along with others across the city, form part of the council priorities to improve health and wellbeing, which has become even more important since the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been quite a journey to get to this point and a lot of hard work in the face of some tough obstacles to deliver these fantastic affordable community facilities.”

Additional benefits of the new courts include affordable annual membership and access to high quality coaching programmes through Norwich Parks Tennis programme.

This latest chapter of the Norwich Parks Tennis project, which also includes the new tennis facilities at Lakenham Recreation Ground, is being entirely funded by a combination of capital funding from the city council, community infrastructure levy funds from the Greater Norwich Development Partnership and Section 106 funds for the Lakenham courts.

Booking and training will be run through Norwich Parks Tennis and are available on the Norwich Parks Tennis website.

The next phase of improvement work at Heigham Park will be looking to complete the rebuild of the pavilion which was damaged by fire in 2019. The council is also looking to install a new modular toilet facility to include disability access soon.

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