Grass courts 5,6,7 are to be resurfaced after the Summer 2009 season
Whilst we’re all used to how fast these three courts play, their speed is a consequence of the surface having become totally impacted.
We’ve had longer life span than estimated for this type of surface so plans are now in motion to resurface them. Here’s where we are:
- Work to be scheduled late 2009 early 2010
- Three quotes were obtained- Trevor May has been awarded the contract
- New surface is like-for- like artificial grass
- We anticipate applying for floodlights
- The Club has funds to cover costs
It’s worth pointing out that new carpet will not play as the existing one does- it will be slower. In time it will quicken as our current courts have but we have selected a surface that most resembles the current material.
Artificial grass is not a surface the LTA promote, so if we needed funding for this project they would insist on a different surface. We are therefore fortunate that the Club’s finances are in sound shape and allow us to make our own decision and select a surface that has proved very popular with our membership.
We would like some members to experience the new surface and have been offered some locations by Trevor May. We can’t all go but a cross section of players would be sensible.
If you would like to help and be part of this important process please let the office know.