Tennis courts reopen after much-needed refurbishment

The new tennis courts in St Neots

The new tennis courts in St Neots - Credit: Archant

St Neots Lawn Tennis Club has re-opened after undergoing a major upgrade.

New surfaces have been installed on the four all-weather hard courts thanks to a £22,000 grant from Huntingdon firm, Mick George.

The courts, which were last re-laid back in 1998, were showing severe signs of wear, cracks and historic settlement.

John George, honorary secretary at the club, said: “Without the funds from Mick George, it is likely that the project wouldn’t have gone ahead so we’re extremely grateful for their generosity.”

And the upgrades at the club aren’t due to stop there. Replacement sight screens and fencing are already arranged for later this year, and a redesign of the clubhouse to accommodate disabled users is also being planned.

Jon Stump, finance director at Mick George, said: “In recent times we have assisted with various sporting initiatives in the St Neots area. Football, cricket and swimming clubs have each received financial support from our community fund, so it’s nice to spread the rewards to a potentially new audience.”