The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) will renovate several park courts over the coming years as it attempts to generate participation momentum following a stellar Wimbledon for British athletes.
Working with grassroots charity Tennis For Free (TFF) and local authorities, the governing body will improve the facilities and roll out schemes such as free 'walk on and play' sessions, fun sessions, bespoke groups, and sessions for schools, community centres and local clubs.
Thirty-four sites are already being renovated and more will follow as the LTA looks to capitalise on a purple patch in British tennis following the Wimbledon triumphs of Andy Murray, Heather Watson, Gordon Reid and Jordanne Whiley.
Alastair Marks, director of participation at the LTA, said the organisations were working to raise additional funds to roll the project out further and make a full announcement later this year.
"Both organisations believe that a strong element of free access to park courts is essential in growing participation," added Marks. "We are committed to giving as many people of all ages the opportunity to experience a free, fun and engaging programme."
The LTA is yet to reveal how many park courts will be improved - or the amount of money it expects to spend on renovations.
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