A NEW clay tennis court has been installed at a county tennis club after a two year project.

The new clay court in court 5 at Pershore Tennis Centre is finally finished following investment by Wychavon District Council and Persimmon homes.

LED floodlighting and resurfacing has been finished, with nearly £40,000 donated by the council, club members and Persimmon.

Club members raised more than £30,000, in addition to an £8,500 community grant from Wychavon District Council and a £1000 grant from Persimmon Homes.

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Cllr Rob Adams from Wychavon District Council, said: "We are very pleased to support Pershore Tennis Centre by providing a grant of £8,500 towards the renovation of court five.

"The Community Legacy Grant scheme aims to make a tangible and lasting difference to local communities.

"We hope residents of all ages enjoy this new addition for years to come."

Club Chair Sarah McCormick said: "Many thanks to all the club members that have kindly donated and been involved in our fund raising efforts for the past two years.

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"Court 5 is now a fabulous court with an artificial clay surface and brand new LED lighting, something to which we should all be very proud of.

"We are extremely proud of this new addition and are very thankful to our loyal, generous members, Wychavon Community Loans and Persimmon Homes for making our plans come to fruition."

For more information, go to: www.pershoretennis.co.uk