nEWPORT LIVE RE-OPENS OUTDOOR COURTS
From 8am on Thursday 9th July, Newport Live will be re-opening its outdoor tennis courts at the Regional Pool and Tennis Centre based at Newport International Sports Village. The announcement comes following the update from the UK Government at the end of June that some outdoor sports could be resumed.
The outdoor tennis courts are available for up to 4 people from a maximum of 2 households and are bookable for play between 8am and 8pm at a cost of £5 for 50 minutes.
Courts are bookable by customers via the Newport Live website or the Newport Live app. When using the courts, players are required to follow additional Covid-19 guidelines, which they will be sent, to help keep themselves and other people as safe as possible.
The reopening of Newport Live’s outdoor courts is the first time members of the public will be able to use their facilities since their closure due to the coronavirus crisis on Friday 20th March. Whilst their other facilities remain closed, the organisation are working hard behind the scenes to prepare their other services for reopening including cleaning and preparing their centres, updating the booking process, amending timetables and implementing safe distancing; all to ensure the safety of customers and colleagues once they are permitted to reopen.
Steve Ward, Chief Executive at Newport Live said “After over 100 days of closure for our services and facilities it is great to be able to welcome back some of our customers to our outdoor courts. We are closely following government and sector advice and are busy getting the rest of our facilities ready to welcome back our members and users. In the meantime we are very proud to have been able to support vital projects like the Covid-19 rehabilitation programme being delivered by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board at the Velodrome and the return of some of Wales’ elite Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games potential athletes to training.”
Newport Live buildings have also been used to support the wider community including providing training facilities for Welsh elite athletes at the Regional Pool & Tennis Centre and hosting Wales' first post COVID-19 rehabilitation programme at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales. Newport Live have also welcomed back their Alternative Education Programme at Newport Stadium following the reopening of schools from Monday 29th June.
Newport Live have also been sharing activities and exercises on their website to support their customers with getting active whilst they are at home, along with other content to help people stay Happy and Healthy at Home.
You can find out more and book a court here.