June 2000 - Hastings Community Tennis Centre Opens

We are really excited to announce the opening of the Hastings Community Tennis Centre. The aim of the Centre is to give local people the chance to try and play tennis.

The Centre is located at White Rock Gardens and was made possible through a partnership between Eb Appeti and the council.

Our motto is “Tennis for Everyone” and we aim to make tennis enjoyable, accessible and affordable regardless of ability age.

Since opening a short two months age we have attracted nearly 400 people a week - the majority of them are new to tennis. Players can borrow equipment for free.

The mayor of Hastings, Jackie Dowling and Councillor Richard Stevens visited the Centre recently and said “This is a really exciting time for sport in Hastings and St Leonards. It’s great fun and the atmosphere is really welcoming, I hope we can continue to promote both tennis and other sports in the town and make them more accessible to everyone.”

We are launching two schemes - Tennis for a Tenner, a four week course for adults and 123 Junior Development Programme for kids.

<a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHskrXtQ6p"target="_blank">Click here to see photos from the opening.