Build up and delivery
DOE Sport North worked closely with the club to understand the needs of members and offer a choice of surfaces. Doe also facilitated play tests for the club to visit other Doe installations and speak to clubs that had previously worked with Doe on court resurfacing. Work commenced on site in September 2019 for the first phase and was completed the following month. The choice of Lano Grandclay for courts 4-6 has resulted in the club having a premium court of the highest quality. Rejuvenation was then carried out to courts 1-3. This process removes much of the contaminated infill, lifts carpet fibres and then new clean infill is brushed in. This improves drainage and the playing quality of the court and can extend the life of the carpet at which point the club can decide whether to switch completely to clay or maintain two contrasting surface types.
Phase 2 and the construction of 3 new mini courts commenced in Spring 2020, and given the challenging year 2020 has provided, works were complete in Autumn providing an excellent facility for young members to be introduced to the game of tennis and grow with the guidance of an excellent coaching team at BFTC.