New tennis courts and a new club come to Wickham in the new year

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
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WORK has begun on a pair of new floodlit tennis courts at Wickham.

The courts are expected to be completed early next year, and a new tennis club is also being formed.

To find out more, there will be an open evening giving an introduction to the new Wickham Community Tennis Club at the Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, on Thursday January 12, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Five free lessons are being offered to residents of Wickham and Knowle on a first come first served basis.

There will be an opportunity to try indoor mini-tennis during the evening, with tennis goody bags and refreshments also available.

The courts are being funded through grants provided by developers’ contributions and the Lawn Tennis Association.