MP set to serve up a £60,000 new look at Doncaster tennis club

MP Rosie Winterton
MP Rosie Winterton
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A Doncaster tennis club is match perfect for its 60th birthday after a £60,000 facelift.

Wheatley Hills Tennis Club, formed in 1954, will unveil its new look to mark the anniversary.

Officials hope the upgraded facilities – built with the help of £35,000 of Olympic legacy funding and club funds – will open the sport to a wider range of people in the community.

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton will be among those attending the event on Sunday.

She said: “I’m delighted for Wheatley Hills Tennis Club and I’m looking forward to seeing the improved facilities for myself.

“The summer will be packed full of sport, with the football World Cup, Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games all coming up.

“It’s important to seize on those events and, with the help of quality facilities in our area, boost participation in sport.”

Club chair Janet Arrowsmith said the club would benefit from links with local schools.

She said: “The work doesn’t stop now. We have a great relationship and have formalised a partnership with Danum Academy, which is the Tennis Foundation UK’s school of the year.

“We are working hard with colleagues at school to deliver a full tennis programme – which will include upgrading facilities at their upper school site.

“The work at the club and school is inspiring, being part of a team who are committed to improving facilities in and for their communities and to see first-hand the enjoyment of the participants and their families is fabulous and what makes being part of this team such a pleasure.”