The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Nottingham City Council have signed an agreement for the LTA to take over the long-term lease and management of Nottingham Tennis Centre. As part of the deal the LTA – the national governing body for tennis in Great Britain – will provide significant investment to redevelop and upgrade the centre.
Nottingham Tennis Centre has eight indoor courts, 19 outdoor hard courts and 13 grass courts including its show court. LTA has taken on a 150-year lease on the site and took over operations on 1 May. The centre will remain open to the public and community activity will continue to be a core part of its operations.
Redevelopment works will include the re-surfacing of the outdoor hard courts, upgrading of outdoor floodlights, new fencing installed around outdoor courts and an upgrade of the existing “air bubble” covering three courts.
Further works, to be completed over the next 12 months, will include the installation of four further indoor courts under a new bubble.
Gary Stewart, LTA Head of Operations said: “We’re delighted to be taking over the lease and running of the centre.
“This is a strategically important site for British tennis, and this move will allow us to safeguard its future.
“Work has already begun on upgrading the existing tennis facilities and there are more plans in the pipeline, as we look to add additional indoor courts over the next 12 months.
“These changes will help us support the thriving community tennis programme as well as provide infrastructure for events throughout the year. The tennis courts will be amongst the best in the country, but still available for the local community to use.”