Renovation work on St Albans tennis club underway

Artist impression of the new Greenwood Park LTC

Artist impression of the new Greenwood Park LTC - Credit: Archant

Renovation work on a St Albans tennis club building costing about £100,000 is full steam ahead and the new area will be available in the summer.

Former Greenwood Park LTC

Former Greenwood Park LTC - Credit: Archant

Greenwood Park Lawn Tennis Club in Chiswell Green along with St Stephens Parish council together secured both a grant for £74,000 from Sport England and a grant for £30,000 from the Lawn Tennis Association to revamp the old building.

The patio will be taken away, there will be new changing rooms, a new sitting area, and the door has been knocked through to lead into toilets.

Greenwood Park and the council, who own the building, worked together to find a suitable contractor and the building should be ready and open from May this year.

A member of the club, Claire Harris, described the former building as “old and tired” and added: “We seem to be making quite a lot of progress, there should be a lot more space once it’s done.

“We are excited [for it to be finished].”

She said the club caters for a wide community of about 300 people, from children who are four to 80 year olds.