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Anyone For Tennis?

Bowling Green

7:31am 23rd January 2014
(Updated 1:01pm 23rd January 2014)

There could be a swish grass tennis court in Dorchester just in time for Wimbledon this summer (2014).

The Town Council's looking at setting a net and chalk lines on the old Borough Gardens Bowling Green.

They say the old patch is underused and has recently become a hot spot for unruly youths.

A Management Committee said last week; "there is a need to bring the site back into full use during 2014 as in 2013 it became a focal point for anti-social behaviour."

Councillors say a grass court could be set up for a "modest cost" and they'll monitor other nearby tennis courts to see how often they're used before they decide whether it's game, set and match for the old Bowls Green.

The court would most likely be installed for one season before the winter rolls in.

The Town Council was originally considering building a mini-golf course on the old Bowling Green site but they haven't been able to find half of the £36,000 needed to build it.

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