HEATON Tennis and Squash Club hope to attract other sports and community groups following significant investment in their indoor facilities.

Thanks to a £100,000 cash injection from Sport England's Community Asset Fund, the centre has increased accessibility by installing a lift system, upgraded the toilet and changing facilities and created a large studio area, ideal for multi-sports.

The club, which is holding a launch event to celebrate their new developments on Friday, is keen to work in partnership with other organisations and offer the use of the facilities to sports groups, community organisations or even just as a meeting place.

Heaton Tennis and Squash Club general manager Alex Prytulak said: “It is a great pleasure to be announcing the completion of this work and without the support of Sport England we could not have made this happen.

"The rationale for the investment is that we always knew we were able to offer more for the community at this fantastic resource which is perhaps not recognised outside of the tennis and squash community. We wish to welcome groups and organisations to come and join us in making the centre a valuable asset.”

Garnet Mackinder, of Sport England, said: "We are delighted to support Heaton Tennis and Squash Club in the refurbishment of the facility, and additional support with the aim of encouraging people to be more active.

"Enabling the facility to be more inclusive and accessible where everyone is welcome irrespective of age, background or ability.

"Sport England particularly want to reach out to groups that may have less opportunities to be active, and Heaton Tennis and Squash Club’s new facilities will be able to offer that."

The Heaton club, a community organisation based in the Highgate area of Bradford, already boasts a range of outdoor tennis courts, complemented by indoor tennis, badminton and squash facilities as well as a gym, sauna and café.

For more information on the club's new facilities, contact club manager alex@heatontennissquash.co.uk.