THE members of Beckfoot & Bingley Tennis Club have made the most of their spare time this summer and renovated the courts and grounds.

Clay Court Services of Walsall supplied seven tonnes of Italian clay to replace the old shale surface and the members have put in many hours of labour, including painting and gardening.

Club secretary Solna Burnham said: "New lines, nets, net anchors and court benches have been purchased and sitting on the veranda at sunset you could imagine being at Roland Garros or Rome!

"As outdoor tennis was one of the first sports allowed when the lockdown restrictions were first relaxed, the courts situated on Beckfoot Lane have been well used since the end of May.

"But there is always a welcome for new members. Join now and £30 buys you membership until March 2021 - a bargain!"