New tennis courts and clubhouse to open in Shinfield on SundayBy Julie Spencer
September 28, 2012
Four new floodlit courts and a clubhouse at Shinfield Tennis Club will be officially opened by the president of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
Peter Bretherton and Councillor Bob Wyatt, mayor of Wokingham borough, will visit the Shinfield club on Sunday.
The club, in Millworth Lane, was refurbished with funds from the LTA, Sport England, Shinfield Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council.
Jo-Anne Downing, the LTA’s tennis development manager for Berkshire, said: “We’re really looking forward to the LTA president’s visit this weekend.
“It provides Peter with a chance to see the progress being made by Berkshire clubs which have had LTA investment and support.”
Shinfield Tennis Club has earned Sport England’s Clubmark accreditation which is given to clubs that deliver quality tennis programmes.
“The club has 220 members and more than 100 juniors on the coaching programme through school and community programmes.
Mr Bretherton will also visit Wokingham Tennis Club.