Hayling tennis project

Playing tennis in the park is an accessible and enjoyable way to have fun, exercise and meet people, whatever your age or playing ability. The tennis courts at Hayling Island Community Centre are available all year round.

Havant Borough Council (HBC) in partnership with Hayling Island Community Centre Association (HICCA) and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has implemented a booking and access system at the Hayling island recreation ground tennis courts. Users will be able to book and secure their court time, initially users can book their time for free!

It has been highlighted by research that the public as a whole are not satisfied with the condition of public courts and there availability to book online. Therefore, in partnership with the LTA, we are looking to improve our offer for users. We are:

  • Repairing damaged areas of the courts,
  • Repainting the courts,
  • Replacing and re-tensioning the parameter fence line wire,
  • Installing a locking gate with access technology.

Following these improvement works, users who wish to access the courts will be able to utilise the same booking system to book court time. The cost for a court will be £7 per hour per court or alternatively pay a one off yearly price of £35 per household. There are also a number of access options, from tennis coaching to special events.

HICCA will be administering the booking process.

Works to the courts are planned for Spring 2017. Until then the courts will remain free to use, however, users will need to book their time on court.

This is a new and innovative way to manage open access tennis courts, offering sustainable and high quality courts available for residents of Hayling Island.