More than £100,000 is being invested to transform two park tennis courts.

Two courts in Manor Gardens and Fisherman’s Green, Eastbourne, will be refurbished by summer this year.

Work started on the sites in Spring.

Eastbourne Borough Council and the Lawn Tennis Association are working on the project together.

It is part of an investment across the country to restore existing courts in a poor or unplayable condition.

Margaret Bannister, the council's lead cabinet member for tourism and culture, said: “This is a brilliant step forward for grassroots tennis here in Eastbourne - increasing access to sport in the community through free sessions and equipment and enabling new players to get on court and really have fun.  


“We are delighted to be working with the Lawn Tennis Association on these renovation works and look forward to seeing the courts thrive with players of all ages and abilities, experiencing the pure enjoyment of a game of tennis in the park, or by the sea.”

The council said park tennis courts are vital in providing opportunities for children and adults to get active, delivering significant physical and mental health and wellbeing benefits to participants.

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

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"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 Eastbourne Borough 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.”

The courts will have new gate-access technology to make them more accessible.

People have to book in to enter the courts.

This can be done through the LTA website.