Commuted Sums serve up improvements at Swanland Lawn Tennis Club
Swanland Lawn Tennis Club have been awarded £72,192 from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.
The total project cost is £80,212.50, with Swanland Lawn Tennis Club raising the remaining £8,020.50 from their own funds.
The funding from Commuted Sums will allow Swanland LTC to resurface tennis courts 1-3. The new surface will replace the current, worn out surface and will replace it with an En Tout Cas Savannah surface which will bring the courts up to the same standard as courts 4 and 5, which already have this surface.
Simon Lee, Swanland Lawn Tennis Club Secretary, said: "Swanland LTC are very grateful for this funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. This will allow us to replace the playing surface on courts 1,2 and 3 with one of the most advanced surfaces available. Due to the funding, we will be able to offer high quality playing facilities at an affordable cost to all local residents who wish to play tennis.
"The recent inclement weather has caused significant issues with our current surface on these courts, so the funding has come at an ideal time."
Councillor Claire Holmes, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure, and housing at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "This award of Commuted Sums provided by local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval is great news for the club, and I wish them all the best for the future. It's very pleasing that we have been able to facilitate this funding."