Friday, 14 March 2014
Caption: Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council's executive member for leisure and skills, tries out the squash courts at Kirkstall leisure centre.
Squash courts at four Leeds leisure centres are getting a major facelift worth more than £83,000.
“It’s great news that the squash courts at Kirkstall along with Scott Hall, Aireborough and Fearnville will be getting such an impressive revamp.
“This refurbishment project will give a real boost to the thousands of keen squash and racketball players we have in Leeds. But we also hope giving our courts a fresh look will encourage even more people to take up the sport.
Work at the four leisure centres will include installing new glass doors, frames and walls as well repainting and resurfacing.
Bosses at England Squash and Racketball say they hope the project will bolster the already impressive squash participation in the region.
Susan Meadows chief executive officer at England Squash and Racketball said:
“England Squash and Racketball (ESR) have identified Leeds as a priority area and have been delighted to invest in the refurbishment of 14 squash courts across the city using Sport England funding.
“There are currently around one million people who play squash and racketball in England and participation levels in Yorkshire have been among the strongest in the country in recent years so it is hoped this project will help build this further.”
Squash courts are currently available at Aireborough, Fearnville, Garforth, Kirkstall, Middleton and Scott Hall leisure centres.
For more details, contact:
Tel: 0113 224 3937
Posted by Leeds City Council press office at 15:24