Playrite had previously worked closely with the club in 2016 – 2017 for a project to upgrade several existing courts to synthetic grass. Playrite’s Grandplay Surface was chosen on this occasion on 5 of the Courts.
In Late 2017 as part of ongoing development, the club awarded Fosse Contracts Ltd of Leicester a contract to upgrade a further 2 existing Courts to synthetic, but with an alternative playing, surface to offer different characteristics, on this occasion Playrite’s Matchplay 2 Needlepunch Tennis Surface was chosen.
Matchplay 2 is a medium-paced ITF category 3 Certified Tennis Surface which offers excellent all-round playing qualities for clubs. The hard-wearing low maintenance, durability aspect and high level of performance meant it was the ideal choice for the club.
The two-tone colour option available in Playrite Matchplay 2 meant that the club was able to proceed with a striking Blue and Green court layout.
The installation was undertaken in Early March 2018 by Fosse Contracts and the courts are now fully operational and being enjoyed by players and members.