Jubilee Tennis Court & Games Area
The tennis court is now fully open for use and has a lovely new surface, so please ensure that only sports shoes are worn and that no damage is wilfully done to this wonderful new addition to our playing field.
REMINDER: The tennis court is for TENNIS ONLY – no bikes, skateboards or dogs PLEASE.
Tokens for the floodlights are available from Sarah Haswell at Westwood House, Wildhern (opposite the village hall entrance) for £1 per token which gives you one hour of lighting should you wish to play tennis during the late afternoon/evening. Sarah Haswell can be contacted on 01264 735540.
Coaching on the Tennis Court or in the Cricket Nets
We are very happy for coaches to book our tennis court and cricket nets but in return we do ask for a contribution of £4/hour when you are charging for lessons on our court to help us maintain the facilities.
Please pay Sarah Haswell who lives at Westwood House oppostite the playing field – tel. no. 01264 735540
Booking the Cricket Nets
Due to popular demand, we have increased the scope of our booking system and the second ‘court’ can now be booked (which is the cricket net) through our BookIt system). Coaching in the nets is £4/hour as above for the tennis court.
PROGRESS UP-DATE: The slide is now fully installed and open for use. The tennis court has been re-surfaced and is open again. The cricket wicket has been extended to 14m long and resurfaced. The childrens play equipment has been overhauled and is now all fully operational.
How the Project Came About
In 2010 a committee was formed to start fund-raising for a multi-user games area but after circulating a survey to everybody in the parish it became apparent that the main wish was to have a community tennis court with adjoining facilities for cricket, football and boules. In 2012 Tangley Parish Council were awarded £50,000 of Sport England funding and grants from TVBC and HPFA to build a tennis court, practise fence, cricket net, games area and small pavillion on the playing field at Tangley Parish Village Hall, Wildhern. In addition to external funding, a substantial sum of money was raised from personal pledges from the wonderful people of our parish. The facilities are free for use by parishioners and the extended community and will enable families with children of all ages to engage in some form of activity on the playing field. Coaching sessions and tennis nights are planned once the court is finished and the amenity will be a huge asset to the locality. The tennis court and adjoining games facilities were officially opened by the Rt Hon Sir George Young MP on Monday, 6th May 2013.