Come and try tennis at two of Halton’s parks this weekend – you’ll love it!

Eight park tennis courts in Halton have been renovated and are serving up a range of community tennis sessions.

Courts at Runcorn Hill and Victoria Park are being officially opened on Saturday (October 14th) after a £58,466 renovation, managed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), and funded by the Government and LTA.

It is part of the biggest- ever investment in parks tennis facilities across Britain, with millions going towards transforming more than 2,000 courts.

Members of the public are invited to go along to Runcorn Hill (11am-12 noon) and Victoria Park (1pm-2pm) on Saturday when there will be ‘come and try’ sessions with coaches from the LTA, Heath Tennis Club, Widnes Tennis Club and Halton Borough Council.

The courts have undergone extensive work to ensure viability for years to come, including repainting, new nets and a new gate system. This nationwide programme of investment is seeing thousands of existing park tennis courts in poor or unplayable condition brought back to life for the benefit of communities across the country, providing vital opportunities for children and adults to get active.

As well as weekly free park tennis sessions, with equipment provided, the new courts will host local tennis leagues, giving people the opportunity to get involved in friendly and social local competitions.

All courts will be available to book:

New booking systems and gate access technology means it is now easier to get on court by booking in advance to guarantee availability. The LTA and Halton Borough Council will work together to ensure free park tennis sessions are available on the courts providing regular opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and play.

LTA website