Plexipave UK Ltd were delighted to be chosen earlier this year to supply and install the acrylic tennis surface for six brand new courts at The All England Club’s Junior facility in Raynes Park, South West London.
It features six hard courts, three outdoor and three indoor, and it will be the base for the 400 young tennis stars on the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) programme while improvement work is carried out to their usual home of Wimbledon’s Number One Court. The Community Sports Ground will also host Ball Boy and Ball Girl training and will be open for community use. Work was completed in time for a pre-tournament opening in mid-June.
Double Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray, fresh from being the first British man to reach the French Open finals in 79 years, was on hand to give lessons to children. He was joined by brother and fellow Grand Slam Champion Jamie Murray, pictured above, multiple Grand Slam wheelchair doubles’ champion Jordanne Whiley, former British Number one and AELTC Committee Member Tim Henman, and Philip Brook, Chairman of the All England Club at the event.
Merton Council’s planning committee gave permission for the building of the new sports ground in December 2014. The state-of-the-art facility in the playing fields in Grand Drive is not far from the home of tennis – the All England Lawn Tennis Club.