Let's get Playing
We are raising money to bring our tennis courts up to Lawn Tennis Association standards and convert one of the adult courts into two mini-tennis courts. The double court will be floodlit to enable evening play and all-year round use. The work will cost around £60,000. We are seeking grants to cover the cost and so far have been allocated £20,000 by Sport England, which has also agreed to match fund donations made as part of this campaign. The minimum sum we need to qualify for match funding is £1000. Can you help us with a donation, please?
Once the work is done we shall be working with our partners – Active Regen Community Foundation Limited, the Lawn Tennis Association and organisations such as Rotherham Borough Council and local tennis clubs – to put on a programme of tennis and other activities that will enable residents and visitors to enjoy an active lifestyle. As well as sporting activities, we also want to use the double court area to put on family events such as shows, outdoor markets and fun events that will promote local businesses and bring the community together.
Wales Recreation Ground
Kiveton Park and Wales is a former mining village and the land that comprises the recreation ground was first leased to Wales Parish Council by the then Duke of Leeds in 1912. In 1923 the council bought the land from the Duke on trust for use as a recreation ground. It is the most important leisure facility in the village and generations of families have spent many happy hours on the ground.
As well as the tennis courts, there is a pitch-and-putt course, bowling green, football pitch, multi-games unit, outdoor gym, children’s play area and skatepark. The bowling green and children’s play area are very popular. The ground hosts a local football club which plays league division football.