FUNDRAISING TO RESURFACE
HOLLINGBURY PARK COURTS
Help us improve this great local facility
Hollingbury Park courts are a great local facility enjoyed by many people in the area. They were in need of some much needed TLC with a new surface and, thanks to the generosity of Fred Perry, they have now been given a makeover.
We had been fundraising since August 2020 and were aiming to raise £25,000. Thankfully the Lawn Tennis Association introduced us to Fred Perry and they agreed that they would help get the job done. The courts have now been repaired, recoated and re lined in Fred Perry colours.
We plan to use the money we had raised for other improvements like a small club house. It's a great time to join the club so contact us through the website.
We really want to thank Fred Perry, the LTA and the local community for all of the help so far. We are making great progress and protecting a valuable facility.
Our vision at HPTC is to secure our future and, in parallel, to create a fully inclusive community tennis hub where the sport is available to people in the locality. Enhancing the users’ enjoyment of sport as well as their physical fitness and wellbeing. As part of the development of the community hub, we are aiming to:-resurface the courts -offer a coaching programme-add a small tennis club house with rest and catering facilities-add floodlighting for the courts We are fully committed to working in partnership with the local community at every step of our journey
Hollingbury Park Tennis Club (HPTC) will be taking over the running of the courts from this summer (2022). We would like to make clear that we intend to operate the courts for the benefit of the community but, in order for the backlog of maintenance to be cleared and for future enhancements to be planned, there must be a revenue stream based on modest charges (less than the council's 2021 rates) for court usage. Without applying a small charge the courts will decline to the point of being unsafe to play on within a couple of years.
This summer will see the introduction of an online booking system which will provide a code to unlock the gate to the court. We anticipate this will be in place by mid-summer.