Plea to repair tennis courts

February 01 2013
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Tennis players have called for improvements to be made to the courts at The Ardagh in Horfield, from new nets to resurfacing.

Plea to repair tennis courts

Tennis players have called for improvements to be made to the courts at The Ardagh in Horfield, from new nets to resurfacing. The Ardagh

“On every single court, there is something wrong,” one regular visitor told January’s meeting of the Friends of Horfield Common.

She added that having just half of the 10 courts in “good working order” would be an improvement at the council-owned site. Others at the meeting said if there was a flat piece of resurfaced ground, it could be used by skaters and those on bikes or for other sports such as netball and basketball.

Bristol City Council, however, said while there are plans for some improvements, resurfacing is not on the list. A spokesperson said: “Bristol Parks have no plans to resurface the tennis courts. The painting of the lines will be carried out for the coming spring/summer season once the ambient air temperature is plus-12 degrees and the area has been dry for at least a week – this is to allow the paint to successfully adhere to the surface.”

The spokesperson added that four new sets of nets were installed in 2011 and the condition of the others would be evaluated before the coming season and replaced if necessary.

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