FORRESTER Park Tennis Club celebrated the opening of their newly-resurfaced courts, just in time for the season ahead.

There was a special ribbon-cutting, followed by a tournament played in a fun and social atmosphere.

With the sun shining, the Great Totham courts were filled with smiles.

Before the event, Libby Eden, a member of the British seniors' team and an ex-coach at the club, cut the ribbon to formally open the courts, bringing a cheer from members.

She praised the owners of the club, Tim and Annie Forrester-Muir, for having made a significant investment and also thanked the tennis committee for their work behind the scenes.

Speaking after the prize-giving at the end of the tournament, club chairman Tim Eacott said: "I’m so pleased to see this investment in what is such a friendly and supportive tennis club at Forrester Park.

"Playing tennis in such a beautiful countryside setting here is a joy and our new courts look great."

Club coach Danny Lowe added: “Now we have some long summer days ahead, I’m excited to work with Forrester Park and their team to use these improved tennis facilities to grow the membership."

Eacott presented prizes to the morning’s winners, Team Smooth, before players retired to the bar for a well-earned drink and lunch.

It is hoped the courts will bring a new lease of life to the club and Forrester Park are excited to welcome new members to the club, as well as anyone who wants to come and try them out for themselves.