Community boost as new court opens

Trustees Daphne Robinson (left) and Isobel Clarke at the opening for the re-furbished court
Trustees Daphne Robinson (left) and Isobel Clarke at the opening for the re-furbished court

The trustees of Woodhall Spa’s Coronation Hall held the official opening of the newly refurbished outside court.

The opening was performed by the chairperson of the trust Mrs Isabel Clarke.

Mrs Clarke, who is also a parish councillor, thanked everyone for braving the rain to attend the opening.

She said that the project of refurbishment had been three years in the making - from the first telephone calls for quotes through to the actual working being carried out.

She said there had been ‘plenty of form filling in’ during the three years, not least when it came to securing all-important funding for the project.

Mrs Clarke offered her thanks to all the organisations who gave grants and donations, these including WREN, The National Lottery, East Lindsey District Council and the Woodhall Spa Country Show.

The work was carried out by Nottingham based company Sports Surfacing Solutions.

Mrs Clarke also emphasised that the court is a community run asset and is there for everyone to use.

After the cutting of the ribbon, the on-court action started and featured a five-a-side football match between members of the under 10’s and under 12’s from Woodhall Spa FC.

Julie and David Sharp from the Jubilee Park Cafe had kindly donated burgers and buns for the planned barbecue but as the rain continued to fall, the food was served in the hall.

Trustees of the hall are confident the newly refurbished court will prove to be a major boost for the village’s sporting facilities.

It ism used by by a number of clubs and organisations - including Woodhall Spa FC for training purposes.

The new surface meets all modern standards and can be utilised for different sports.

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