Work will start this week on the installation of two new tennis courts at Griffin Park in Porthcawl as the final phase of an overall £520,000 project gets underway.

Designed to provide local communities with access to modern tennis facilities and encourage more people to take up the sport as a way of improving their health and wellbeing, the new courts at Griffin Park follow similar facilities that have already been provided elsewhere in Bridgend County Borough at locations including Maesteg Welfare Park, Heol-Y-Cyw and Caedu Park in Ogmore Vale.

The new tennis courts will be constructed on the former bowls green close to Griffin Park Community Centre to ensure that they are not affected by other regeneration proposals which seek to double the size of the park and redevelop much of the surrounding area, including the current tennis courts which are due to be decommissioned.

Once constructed, the new courts will feature all-new surfacing, nets and fencing, improved gate and access systems, and freshly painted courts. They are being installed as part of a partnership between Bridgend County Borough Council, Porthcawl Town Council and the Lawn Tennis Association.

 

Cllr John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment, said: “As the site of the current tennis courts includes land which is required as part of the ongoing regeneration, more than £191,000 is being invested into the Griffin Park phase of this project to ensure that the community of Porthcawl can continue to enjoy and benefit from modern tennis facilities.

“I’d like to thank Porthcawl Town Council and the Lawn Tennis Association for working with us to deliver these new facilities for the area. The work is expected to take around seven weeks to complete, and the final painting of the new courts will be carried out in spring 2024.”