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Refurbished tennis courts at White Hart Lane Sport Centre could host star players
Tennis courts in Tottenham are good enough to host the likes of Andy Murray and Roger Federer following a recent refurbishment.
The courts at White Hart Lane Sport Centre, in White Hart Lane, have been revamped to look like the Centre Court at the Barclays ATP World Tour which takes place next month.
On Tuesday the newly refurbished tennis grounds were opened by the young British tennis star Oliver Golding.
The former US Open Junior Boys’ winner was joined by senior player Ross Hutchins.
They opened the revamped courts with an official first serve and stayed on court to host a training session for young members of the tennis club.
The courts have been printed with the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals logos and court markings were repainted by Barclays as part of its Barclays Spaces for Sports programme.
The programme is aimed at using sport to revitalise disadvantaged communities as well as to tackle social issues.
Mr Golding said: “The courts feel fantastic and it is great they are so easily accessible for the local community.
“I really hope they can encourage young kids in the area to give tennis a go.”
Siwan Stephens, tennis development officer at the sports centre, said: “It is fantastic for the club to have the courts refurbished.
“After a successful year for the White Hart Lane tennis club this really will help to draw new players onto court and will enthuse our current members to spend more time practicing.”
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