Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has met with the Lawn Tennis Association to discuss their plans for public tennis development in the constituency.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the governing body for tennis. The LTA has started the ‘Play Your Way’ initiative, a new drive to support local authorities with a package of initiatives to make local tennis venues accessible and open-up park tennis to their communities.
As part of this project, the LTA has identified over 1,000 parks across Britain that they want to prioritise, including Victoria Park in Denton and North Reddish Park in Reddish.
Gwynne met with Paul Bennett and Sam Foakes from the LTA at Victoria Park to discuss these plans, which would mean improving tennis facilities in the two parks, as well as the potential for a new indoor community tennis facility in Tameside, possibly in Dukinfield. There is also the possibility of a new outdoor pitch at Reddish Vale.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“It was great to meet with Paul and Sam from the LTA to discuss their exciting plans for public tennis in the Denton and Reddish constituency.
“Keeping fit has been more difficult than usual during lockdown and tennis is a really fun way to do this, so I am very supportive of any efforts to make the sport more accessible.
“I’ve promised to link the LTA up with the two Councils, Park Friends Groups and the Sports Trusts so they can develop these proposals further.”