Westward Ho! Tennis Courts 'practically complete'

Published: 22 November 2023

The Tennis Courts are now practically complete. The work to provide three fully painted and marked courts will happen in the Spring next year. In the meantime, once the Ramp has had its railings installed and the booking system is up and running, the courts can be booked for use. There will be a small charge through the Winter, whilst the courts and background admin are settling-in. Modestly-priced Annual Household Passes and pay-to-play charges will be applied once the courts are fully open, please contact the Council at its offices (01237474976 or email admin@northamtowncouncil.gov.uk) for further details.

Cllr Mrs Claire Hodson, Chairman of the Westward Ho! Park Committee said: “Northam Town Council is delighted to be working with the LTA to refurbish the courts at Westward Ho! Park. This stage of the whole-park project follows on from the installation of a new children’s play area in autumn 2022 and is part of the ongoing renovation works which will cover all the park’s facilities in due course. The park in Westward Ho! is very popular and well used by local people, visitors and holiday makers. It's great to know that the refurbished courts will benefit so many people, with community sessions planned for all to be able access tennis. Tennis is a great way for anyone to get fit and it's sociable too, we look forward to the courts being in active use once again.”

Julie Porter, Chief Operating Officer at the LTA, said: We are delighted to be working with Northam Town Council to improve their park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and get active. This investment is part of the UK Government and LTA’s Parks Tennis Project, and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come. We will also be working closely with Northam Town Council to ensure that the local community have a range of accessible opportunities to get on court, and open up our sport to many more people.”