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Play begins on new courts at Rainford Tennis Club

(June 15, 2013)
The new courts at Rainford Tennis Club are ready for action and the first sessions have taken place on them this morning. As promised, the new courts were completed in June and are now being used by juniors and adults from across the St Helens area.
The three new hard-courts, which will be painted next month, have been funded by the LTA, Sport England and Cory Environmental Trust.

Rainford Tennis Club have built three additional year-round tennis courts thanks to £50,000 of National Lottery funding it received from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund.

Club Chairperson, Helen Bligh, said: “Our facilities are stunning now and the improvements have really helped us to attract more people to our club.”

“We really want to thank Sport England and the National Lottery for the investment that has made these improvements possible.”

Sport England’s Chair, Nick Bitel, said: “A year on from the Olympics, this National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in St Helens. With investment now on offer from our Inspired Facilities Fund until 2017, we look forward to supporting many more sports clubs in the North West who play such a vital role in grassroots sport.”

Rainford Tennis Club is one of well over 300 projects across England receiving lottery investment from the fourth round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of more than 1,300 to benefit overall.

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