Net gain for Hilly Fields tennis

Patrick Bishop writes:

The Brockley Central Hilly Fields tennis net fundraiser generated an enormous amount of discussion, but it also generated a huge amount of generosity from Hilly Fields locals who read Brockley Central.

Together we successfully raised the money (nearly £300) for the nets which I bought last week.  Readers suggested I contact the council and parks contractor who were very supportive too – unsurprisingly, they thought it was great!   I handed over the nets to them earlier this week, and they put them up yesterday.  So we now have the newest, shiniest tennis nets in Britain. I believe they’ve also given the court a good tidy up too.

Great to see that so many people chose to support the project and give generously.  Someone also got in touch to suggest that we explore whether the council might be able to offer some kind of matched funding for these sorts of projects, which would definitely be interesting.  There were also a number of suggestions about tournaments and ladders etc., all of which we should look in to, if it’s not already been done!