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MP opens new tennis courts

This article was published in June 2007. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Anyone for tennis? Over 100 people braved the showers to attend the launch of Eaton Bray's new tennis courts.

Free taster sessions were available on the resurfaced courts, which cost £35,000, partly funded by donations from Sports and Arts Foundation and the local Network Fund. Local MP Andrew Selous had a few games and later officially opened the courts.

Andrew Selous playing at the Eaton Bray Tennis Club open day

The event, in School Lane, was arranged as part of the National Lawn Tennis Association's Play Tennis days.

Club members rallied to provide a barbecue for hungry tennis players and 26 new members signed up on the day making it their most successful single recruitment event ever.

The club netted a National Lottery grant four years ago which helped to build a clubhouse with excellent facilities and also install floodlights on two of the courts.

A third court will be re-surfaced later this year at a cost of £18,000, "so the fund-raising continues" said club member Andy Cross.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 26 June 2007