Henley Tennis Club Gets Planning For Floodlighting

Henley Tennis Club this week has seen success both on the court and off it. After years of hard work and planning the club has finally got planning accepted for floodlighting the courts at Tilebarn Close and three U8s have made Oxfordshire County tennis. This is a major breakthrough for the club as membership numbers have been growing and can now offer tennis all year round.

Henley Town Council Planning Committee originally recommended the refusal of the application in September 2020 as they felt there was lack of information on the impact of ecological, arboricultural and landscape.  Reports on these were subsequently submitted in March 2021 when HTC Planning Committee recommended approval.  The lights will be only be allowed to be switched on between 7am and 9pm.

Club Chairman Colin Main said, “This is a truly momentous moment for Henley Tennis Club. The extra hours of court time that we now have will enable the people of Henley to have a truly all year round tennis club. The extended opportunities for social, training and competitive play are fantastic. I thank everyone at the club and outside the club who contributed to this success story. Well done all!”

Head Coach Tom Scott added, “This week has been incredible 3 Juniors make County and the Club has floodlights! This is not just fantastic for the club but also the community of Henley. To be able to offer a coaching programme all year round will only strengthen the foundations which have already been laid and I can’t wait to a winter of extended play. It has been an incredible amount of hard work and dedication from Colin (Chairman) and the committee to get this over the line. We owe a big thank you!”