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The Benefits of Tap 4 Tennis
 
 
In the past the Town Council has recieved complaints from residents regarding the
mis-use of theBOOKABLE TENNIS COURTS AT THORPE ASTLEY NOW AVAILABLE Tennis Courts within the Community. For example Dog excercising
withinthe courts, dog waste leftand unofficial coaching which has led to locals
being unableto use the courts. Ideally the Tap 4 Tennis scheme we have put
into place will reduce this kind of unwanted behaviour for our local community.
 
 
By putting in place a charging structure for the hire of the tennis courts,
hire chargescan also be used to contribute to the upkeep of the
tennis courts and enhance the equipment available including new surfaces,
fencing and tennis nets when required.
 
 
Funds raised through the hire of the courts at both Thorpe Astley and
Shakespeare Park can hopefully also be used  to support the hire of training
coaches to encourage and support residents in actively taking up tennis,
particularly over the summer holidays for children to get involved in.
 
 
The Town Council is keen to support and encourage the formation
of a new formal tennis club based atShakespeare Park. The building
of the new sports pavilion and the use of the court hire fees to
commission tennis coaching would bring in professional coaches to
use the courts and see the advantages of creating a new club using
our newly built and refurbished facilities. Tennis coaching sessions that
have been organised in the past have always been popular and well attended.
A new club would have the advantages of using the two sets of courts
at Shakespeare Park and Thorpe Astley that would give a wide base of
residents throughout the town to encourage to take up tennis.
 
 
If this sounds like something you may be interested in please don't hesitate to get in touch!
 
Contact Pauline Snow to discuss further - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Charging Structure

 
Guidance was sought from the Lawn Tennis Association on the level of hourly charge that should be made to hire the
Tennis Courts within the community. It was advised that pricing of access varied from one local authority to another
and that pricing should be in line with similar venues in the area.
 
 
The Lawn Tennis Association advised that charging for the hire of courts had proven to increase participation in tennis.
 
 

Here at the Town Council, we recognise that the tennis facilities are primarily for the use and benefit of Braunstone Town residents and therefore we wish to ensure that the facilities are available as much as possible and at a discounted rate for residents. We believe that the Tap 4 Tennis scheme supports this and encourages our locals to join in.

 

Non-Braunstone Town residents are not offered free use of the courts or the option of monthly and annual passes and can only play on a “Pay and Play” basis.
 
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Business Hours

Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am - 1:00pm, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Thursday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 12:00 Noon, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Braunstone Civic Centre & Thorpe Astley Community Centre

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    Closed Bank Holidays (Subject to hirings)

    Customer Services Shop

    Open Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on Bank Holidays.


    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway,
    Braunstone Town,
    Leicester,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
    Fax: 0116 2824785

    enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 2890045
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Thorpe Astley Community Centre
    Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
    Tel: 0116 2890704
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    Braunstone Town Community Library
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159
    library@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk


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