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Tennis is 'Ace' In Dorchester

Tennis Court borough gardens

6:47am 15th July 2014

The lawn tennis association's served up a winner in Dorchester.

They're funding a scheme which will allow residents to play on the courts at the Borough Gardens as many times as you like  for just 25 pounds per household a year.

All you need to do is apply to the Council for membership and you will be provided with an electronic key which will allow your household access to the courts. You simply book your courts online and go and play.

The scheme has been implemented in partnership with and funding from the British LTA  and James Deem, Regional Tennis Participation Manager for the LTA says "Dorchester Town Council has done a fantastic job on this project - providing affordable tennis for all at the Borough Gardens. We look forward to continuing this partnership and watch more people play tennis of all ages with the simple, cheap easy to use management system"

Chairman of the Council's Management Committee Councillor Robin Potter says about the new scheme "we are happy to work with the LTA to encourage families to play - perhaps some can aspire to match Murrays or Williams!"

Deputy Town Clerk Steve Newman says "The new tennis scheme is sure to be popular, we have been trialling the new system over the past couple of weeks and word about the scheme has been spreading as we have already allocated over 60 key fobs. At £25 per household, per year, membership is very good value, with the school summer holidays just around the corner now is the time to sign up and get everyone playing tennis!"

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