A tennis club boss has quashed fears that newly renovated courts have been badly painted with fuzzy white lines.

Sports fans have been slamming "poor quality" renovations at some of the city’s tennis courts, but the club has rubbished the claims.

Speculation of the abysmal workmanship at four of the courts at Preston Park Tennis Courts began swirling after an image of patchy paint and wonky lines appeared on social media.

Dozens voiced their concerns, with one person saying: “Did they paint it in the middle of a rainstorm? What a s*** job.

While another said: “It looks like a child’s drawing of a tennis court.”

The Argus: Tennis fans said they were concernedTennis fans said they were concerned (Image: The Argus)

And in another blow, a further person said: "Congratulations, guys. That's the worst job anybody's ever done."

It meant club director Dan Travis was forced to step in and put a stop to the rumours.

He reassured the public that the job is incomplete and said the finished work will be of the highest quality.

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“The painters are going back today to square it off and sharpen it up, it’s not finished yet,” said Dan.

Improvement work at the court began in February, with floodlights also being introduced to allow games to continue into the evening.

The Argus: Work is ongoing to sharpen up the linesWork is ongoing to sharpen up the lines (Image: The Argus)

The club has also seen a huge rise in the number of players joining the fun, as more than 1,500 people have downloaded the booking app since April 2021, and around 150 children using the Tennis Tigers coaching programme.

“The paint on the court may not yet be dry, but it's going to be a very good year for tennis in Preston Park,” said Dan.

The Argus: Work will soon finish on the courtsWork will soon finish on the courts (Image: The Argus)

It comes after the courts faced imminent closure around seven years ago due to a lack of funds for their upkeep.

The club joined forces with Brighton and Hove City Parks, The Lawn Tennis Association, and ward councillors from the Preston Park area to form and alliance in an effort to save the facility.

Since then, the eight-court club has received a large amount of funding and is set for a bright future.