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Ace new pavilion at Spalding Tennis Club




A new pavilion building at Spalding Tennis Club has been officially opened - boosting the facilities on offer at the venue.

Club members identified a need for a building at their Holyrood Walk site to help create a ‘social hub’ for members, a place for juniors to gather between coaching sessions and somewhere for parents to meet and watch their children.

They were helped in their quest by a donation of about £5,500 by Spalding councillors - who donated cash from their ward budgets and went along for an opening ceremony on Saturday.

Councillors cut the ribbon on the new Spalding Tennis Club pavilion (49125697)
Councillors cut the ribbon on the new Spalding Tennis Club pavilion (49125697)

Club chairman Carl Newell said: “It looks really good. we’re really happy with it.

“It’s a year long project and we are proud with the end result.”

The project itself cost about £24,500 - including £15,000 for the pavilion building.

Club members 'love' their new pavilion. (49125707)
Club members 'love' their new pavilion. (49125707)

Coun Angela Newton said: “It’s good that were were able to help. It will create something for the future of the town.”

The growing club, which now has more than 160 members, thanked councillors - spearheaded by Coun Newton and South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter - for their ‘huge enthusiasm’ for ‘improving Spalding’s sporting facilities’.

This Sunday, the club is holding an open day from 10am until 4pm.

Junior players get ready to enjoy their new facility. (49125701)
Junior players get ready to enjoy their new facility. (49125701)

Coaching and equipment are provided and members are hoping anyone inspired by the action at Wimbledon in the last fortnight will go along and try their hand at the sport.



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