TENNIS, prizes and strawberries were recently served up to residents at an open event over the weekend. 

The tennis public courts at Mundy Playing Fields have recently undergone a full revamp including a deep clean, full repaint and reline, plus new nets and posts.

They were officially opened at a launch event on Saturday, June 22.

Children even had the chance to challenge the Thornbury mayor James Murray to a game of tennis, while spectators enjoyed scones and clotted cream. 

A new pay and play booking system has also been brought in to allow players to guarantee a court.   

Previously, members of the public could play at the public courts for free.

(Image: Thornbury Town Council)

(Image: Thornbury Town Council)

A spokesperson from Thornbury Town Council said: “It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the courts in the sunshine, surrounded by the beautiful Mundy Playing Fields!”

“It was the perfect way to launch our new booking system, with the additional income generated going towards guaranteeing the future of these courts.”

They added: “We recognise that people have got used to being able to book whatever they want to do.

“Our public consultation showed that the majority of people think it is a good idea to be able to book a court, even if that involves paying a fee.

“What we also noticed at the event was that many people had not realised that there were public courts at the Mundy Playing Fields, tucked away at the back.  

“We hope the map provided will help to make more people aware of this brilliant facility.”   

Courts can be booked through the Thornbury Town Council website.  

People booking will be given a PIN code which can be used on the gate PIN pad to allow entry.  

Courts cost £5 per hour per court and the town council is also running a scheme to allow players on a lower income to pay only £3 per hour.  

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A map provided by Thornbury Town Council of Mundy Playing Fields - the tennis courts are located in yellow  (Image: Thornbury Town Council)

(Image: Thornbury Town Council)

(Image: Thornbury Town Council)