Tennis courts are set for a major revamp after a cash boost.

Mid Sussex District Council and the The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have announced a partnership to invest in and refurbish public park tennis courts in the district.

Mount Noddy Recreation Ground will be renovated following the investment of £42,192.33 from the government and LTA.

And investment will also see new gate-access technology installed at Beech Hurst Gardens, Haywards Heath. All courts and sessions at all sites will be available to book online via the LTA website.

Work is anticipated to start this month and be completed by August. 

Councillor Chris Hobbs, cabinet member for leisure and customer services, said: “I am excited to see that these tennis courts are being refurbished and that we are continuing to secure investment to enhance our local leisure facilities for the community. 

“There are a number of improvements to our leisure facilities planned across the whole district to ensure that our communities have access to a whole host of sports.”


Alongside the investment, Mid Sussex District Council and local tennis providers will also work with the LTA to deliver a range of activity across the park sites. This will include a weekly organised free park tennis session for all ages, playing levels and experience where equipment is provided, meaning that people will not need someone to play with or their own racket. Local Tennis Leagues will also provide friendly, sociable, opportunities to get active through local competition.  

Julie Porter, chief operating officer at the LTA, said: “We are delighted to be working with Mid Sussex District Council to improve their park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for anyone to pick up a racket and get active.

“This investment is part of the government and LTA’s Parks Tennis Project, and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come. We will also be working closely with Mid Sussex District Council to ensure that the local community have a range of accessible opportunities to get on court, and open up our sport to many more people.”