Busbridge Tennis Association aims to grow tennis in our community, with an emphasis on having fun and welcoming beginners and rusty racquets alike.
Before Busbridge Tennis Association began, the courts at Holloway Hill comprised two hard courts and two grass courts which were under-used and neglected.
In 2006, under the drive and determination of BTA Chair Dr Chris Jagger and others, there was a drive to revamp the facilities with contributions from several organisations towards the £146,000 cost.
The aim of the project was to provide excellent facilities to encourage beginners and accomplished players as part of a community partnership project, making the courts available to the public with an association to bring players together.
The area was transformed with four full size hard courts, four mini courts, new fencing and nets, CCTV cameras and the multi-use games area (MUGA) for five-a-side football and basketball. Subsequently, a huge fund-raising drive resulted in the installation of floodlights at a cost of £20,000 enabling play all year round.
BTA grew swiftly from a handful of members to over 100 within weeks and currently stands at 400-plus.
The refurbishment of the courts was funded by Waverley Community Partnership Fund, the Big Lottery Fund, Surrey County Council, SITA Trust and Surrey Playing Fields Associate amongst others.
Holloway Hill Recreation Ground, Busbridge Ln, Godalming, GU7 1QD