The courts have all been refurbished now and are looking fantastic. There are also Locking gates, and the entry code will be notified with all court bookings (and please ensure gates are shut after use).
We are in the process of signing a 25 year lease on the courts and this refurbishment is an excellent start for us to achieve our aim of keeping improving and maintaining the courts at Hove for all to enjoy.
A huge thanks to all of you, whether you have booked courts individually or taken up the fantastic value membership scheme, you are all contributing to making our courts the best in the City. The booking system is brilliant, gone are the days of getting down courtside just hoping that a court may be free.
We are not resting on our laurels however, there is still much to do. We have carried out some temporary repairs to the exterior fencing but some parts are in need of replacing, we shall be looking into a rolling programme of renewing the chain link and as revenue is built up, some monies will certainly be spent on this.
We are excited about the possibilities of working with our coach ( Brett Macdonald) so we will keep you regularly informed of new coaching programmes coming to your courts soon. Whether you are just starting out again or would like to keep fit whilst having a hit, we will be looking into everything from Rusty Rackets to Cardio Tennis. Have you also noticed ‘Playball’ ? An introduction to sport for young children, David and his staff are so good and make the sessions great fun, check out their website for details.
We are keen to start reaching out into the community and would like to help minority groups get involved in tennis and are also looking at involvement with local businesses and schools to get our courts thriving, especially during the quiet times, introducing more and more people to our great sport. If anyone has any links with such groups please do not hesitate to get in touch.
An exciting project for the future will be definitely looking into the prospect of having floodlights. Watch this space for further updates.
Thanks again for your support
Neil Dickson ( on behalf of the Hove Park Tennis Alliance).