A local tennis club has been granted planning permission to install additional lighting to enable them to extend the hours that members can play during the winter evenings.
Croftside Tennis Club on Meadow Way have been given the go-ahead to install new lights on two of their three courts so they can be used until 8.30pm throughout the winter months.
The club, which was established more than 80 years ago, came very close to folding in 2009 due to lack of membership. However, since then the club has enjoyed a period of sustained growth and success, currently consisting of more than 200 members, with 3 mens teams, 2 ladies teams and a number of junior teams all competing in the Cheshire/South Manchester leagues.
The club can now offer members the opportunity to play after dark from late Autumn through until early spring, like the majority of nearby tennis clubs, as they feel the less practice and coaching over the winter months is hindering the potential of young people.
The club can now install 200W LED lamps mounted singularly on manually retractable poles on courts 1 and 2. When fully deployed they will sit approximately 1.5 to 2 m above the level of the surrounding wire fence.