Any­one for ten­nis in Farn­bor­ough?

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Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - NEWS -

A NEW ex­ten­sion at Farn­bor­ough Ten­nis & Ta­ble Ten­nis club has been de­clared of­fi­cially open.

It was of­fi­cially opened by the Mayor of Rush­moor, Cllr Jac­qui Vosper, at a cer­e­mony last week.

Fix­tures and fit­tings were do­nated by lo­cal branches of Redrow, How­dens, and Wickes, while a new ta­ble ten­nis ta­ble came from a county coun­cil com­mu­nity fund of Coun­cil­lor Mark Sta­ple­hurst.

Cllr Vosper said: “I wel­come and sup­port the club’s am­bi­tions for more peo­ple to be play­ing ten­nis and ta­ble ten­nis at the club.

“I also con­grat­u­late them for ob­tain­ing fund­ing from Sport Eng­land and the Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion for the build­ing and other im­prove­ments.

“Rush­moor Bor­ough Coun­cil has been fully be­hind the club’s plans and has also con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing and other sup­port, as there are many ben­e­fits for the com­mu­nity.”

The club sup­ports the com­mu­nity by run­ning ta­ble ten­nis events for young­sters as part of the PEBL ( Prospect Es­tate Big Leap) ini­tia­tive and hires the room to the Farn­bor­ough Cheer­lead­ers group associated with the foot­ball club.

Club chair­man, David He­witt, said: “This is part of an ex­pan­sion pro­gramme to in­crease the num­ber of peo­ple play­ing sport at the club. This new build­ing will be used for win­ter mini ten­nis, ta­ble ten­nis and com­mu­nity use.

“We have also in­stalled new ten­nis flood­lights, so that three of our four courts are now lit.”

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