A launch event is being held later this month to celebrate the completion of works at a park in Cumbria. 

The event at Castle Park Tennis Courts in Penrith will feature free, family-friendly tennis activities as well as a first look at the new courts.

Free tennis activities and coaching will be on offer for everyone at the event, which takes place from 10am to 12.30pm on Sunday, September 24.

As well as providing excellent tennis facilities for the public, ‘Pay & Play’ court bookings, and weekly Free Park Tennis sessions, the courts will also provide a new permanent home for Penrith Tennis Club.

The four courts will be open from 7am to 10pm year-round, with new movement sensor lighting on the park footways and court lighting allowing for play on darker mornings and evenings.

Rob Cresswell, Penrith Tennis Club Chairman, said: "We are very grateful to all the funders that have made this project possible, as their support has made a substantial and truly significant impact on the provision for tennis in Penrith.

"The support of Eden District Council and now Westmorland and District Council has also been fundamental to ensure the success of the project. We are delighted to have secured the future of tennis for both the Club and the public in Penrith for many years to come and will be pleased to welcome new members to enjoy these excellent new facilities."

Penrith Tennis Club will also work with the Lawn Tennis Association to deliver weekly free park tennis sessions for all ages, playing levels, and experience.

The court renovations were made possible by joint funding from Westmorland and Furness Council, Sport England, Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust, The Hadfield Trust, Penrith Tennis Club, Penrith Town Council, and the Lawn Tennis Association's (LTA) Tennis Foundation and UK Government as part of the Parks Tennis Project.

The project is part of a £30 million nationwide investment by the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation, delivered by the LTA, to transform thousands of park tennis courts across Great Britain, and open up the sport to many more people.