WORK has started on tennis court improvements at Knights Grange in Winsford.

The two public courts, numbered three and four, are being refurbished over the next four weeks at the Grange Lane facility in readiness for the new summer season starting in April.

The courts will receive a full resurface, full re-paint, moss treatment and full weed removal, new nets, net posts and centre bands.

Cheshire West and Chester Council and the LTA have agreed a partnership to bring about the improvements as part of a £43,100 investment.

Cllr Karen Shore, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, transport and highways, said: “This funding is wonderful news and will mean residents will have access to safe, well maintained, LTA standard tennis courts."

Work on the improvements started on Wednesday, with the contractor’s permitted working hours being 7.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and occasional weekend work which is to be agreed with the council as required.

A speed restriction of 5mph is to be enforced on all construction traffic using the route.

If any residents have any concerns about the project, email

Meanwhile, anyone who is interested in joining Winsford Tennis Club can visit for details.

The club's team defeated Tarporley 5-3 in their first match of the new South and Mid Cheshire Tennis Spring League Division Four season, with Steve Harris, Tom Partridge, Ian Warburton and Chris Mayoh featuring.