BUDDING tennis players can practise their skills for free during the school holidays thanks to Mirfield Tennis Club and Kirklees Council.
The three newly resurfaced courts in Mirfield’s Memorial Park, which cost the council £24,000 to repair after they became almost derelict due to neglect and vandalism, are available Monday to Friday between 11am and 6pm on an hourly basis.
They will be fully supervised by a council attendant.
People wanting to take advantage of the offer simply need to check in and wait for a court to be allocated.
The scheme is a bid to get more people playing tennis and making use of the free facilities that have traditionally been available. It follows on from the tennis club’s free court offer during Wimbledon fortnight to let players take advantage of the club’s private facilities due to the poor condition of the courts in the park.
So far, the park courts have seen about 300 visits in three weeks.
Organisers hope to attract about 600 visitors in the six weeks the offer is available.