Funding sees Potton Tennis Club serve up new community courts

September 6, 2022

A community tennis club is celebrating a move to a new, state-of-the-art facility thanks to a donation of £22,970 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.

Operating in Potton for over 25 years, Potton Tennis Club hosts both casual and organised tennis coaching and matches for local residents of all ages. The development project sees the club relocate from dilapidated courts at The Hollow, Potton, to two purpose-built courts at nearby Mill Lane Recreation Ground.

Potton Tennis Club chairman, Toby Lewis, said: “Over the years the needs of the tennis club have changed, with the condition and accessibility of our previous courts at The Hollow no longer fit for purpose.

“It’s central to our ethos that we provide facilities for and promote the sport to the local community. We’re therefore deeply grateful to Tarmac and our other funders for their contributions towards our wonderful new tennis club, which exists for the whole of the local community to use and enjoy.”

Hala Bukowska-Zymek, assistant quarry manager at Tarmac’s Sandy Heath Sand Quarry, said: “Tennis has been a large part of the national identity for many years, with Potton Tennis Club’s ethos to ensure that everyone can take part in the sport.

“It’s great to see these new, high-quality facilities now up and running, and we’re pleased we could lend a hand through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.”

In addition to Tarmac support, the project also benefitted from a £50,000 grant from the Potton Consolidated Charity and funding from the Wixamtree Trust and the Lawn Tennis Association. Support was also received from Potton Town Council and Potton Youth Football.