Tennis club will be revitalised after major cash boost

Aston Park Tennis Club will be revitalised
Aston Park Tennis Club will be revitalised

Aston Park Tennis Club will be completely revamped after it landed £65,000 of funding this week.

The Aston Clinton club has secured £50,000 from the Inspired Facilities fund, which is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that aims to bring the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games to communities across the country.

The club has also received £15,000 from the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest, a partnership initiative between Aylesbury Vale District Council and the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.

The cash will be used to reconstruct its three tennis courts, which are now 20 years old, and for the installation of floodlighting and among other things, provision of a brand new netball court.

The club’s chairman, Barbara Wilkinson, said everyone at Aston Park was extremely grateful to Sport England and AVDC’s Community Chest.

“With the upgrading of our facilities to include a floodlit netball court we will be introducing a new sport to the village as well as offering an expanded tennis programme.

“We are now trying to secure the final funds required to undertake this project and hope that by the end of 2012 Aston Clinton will have a facility it is proud of.”

Aylesbury MP David Lidington, said: “I am sure they will enjoy their new facilities once renovations are complete.”