Category Archives: Surrey Heath Sport

Bagshot Tennis Club Hosts LTA Tournament

IMG_0075Continuing the expansion of its junior tennis,  which has seen the number of juniors in training at the club reach close to 100, Bagshot Tennis Club hosted an LTA Grade 5 tournament for children aged 8 and under on Sunday 2nd May.

After a close fought match Jonathan Butler beat Bagshot’s  Aaron Wrenn in the final.  Congratulations to both players and to the other participants in the tournament.

Bagshot will be hosting further LTA tournaments this month.  The Quorn Family Cup (for Juniors and Parents) on Saturday 16th May, and a Boys 12 and under tournament on 31st May.

For details of these tournaments and tennis at Bagshot contact Megan on 07766 916464

Football legend to launch Frimley Lodge Park’s new 3G pitch

Surrey Heath football fans can come along for free and enjoy an exciting double-header at Frimley Lodge Park onMonday 30 March from 5.30pm to 7.15pm, with the launch of its excellent new 3G pitch also featuring a guest appearance from ex-England international Tony Cottee.

The former West Ham United, Everton and Leicester City striker will host the launch event for the cutting-edge all-weather floodlit facility, before leading a question and answer session and inviting autographs/photographs for those in attendance.

Built FIFA compliant as a professional playing field and helping 1000s of visitors stay active and healthy all year round, the 3G pitch – funded by Surrey Heath Borough Council – was completed in early 2015, enabling several months play before the forthcoming 2015/16 football season.

Visitors will get the chance to see the facility’s synthetic turf, which generates a higher standard of play than a traditional all-weather pitch, offering a long artificial grass blade and rubber crumb base to more accurately reflect the roll and bounce of natural grass.

The full-sized all-weather pitch is available for hire by schools and local football and rugby clubs; plus general hire during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Executive Head of Business, Leigh Thornton, said: “I am delighted that so many visitors will be able to enjoy this state-of-the-art facility, which is also a fantastic addition to Surrey Heath’s flagship open space, Frimley Lodge Park.

“The 3G pitch will provide a valuable space for the borough’s many sports teams of all ages and will help them keep fit and active, while allowing them to enjoy a premium sporting facility.”

As part of the 3G pitch launch, visitors will be able to watch Cottee take part in a masterclass session (which is now closed to additional entries as it has reached its capacity) for young players from Surrey Heath clubs, led by a Fulham Football Club coach.

Cottee, who scored an impressive 293 goals in 712 appearances in all competitions, currently works as a Sky Sports football pundit.

For more information on the 3G pitch’s availability and on how to book, please email the council’s Business Services team on business.services@surreyheath.gov.uk or phone 01276 707338.