Essex council serves up tennis drive

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An Essex council is looking to piggyback on Olympic tennis fever on the back of Andy Murray’s Olympic gold medal defence in Rio and Johanna Konta’s inexorable rise up the world rankings.

Waltham Forest Council is seeking to get more people playing tennis after opening new ‘state-of-the-art’ courts in Ridgeway Park in Chingford.

The park now features six floodlit outdoor tennis courts, two mini tennis courts, a multi-use games area and a new pavilion.

They have run a borough-wide scheme tapping into the Lawn Tennis Association’s ‘Great British Tennis Weekends’ offering free opportunities for first-time players.

The new courts were installed by Essex business ETC Sports Surfaces, who put in the courts, new LED floodlights and Duo Advantage Tennis mesh from Zaun.

Zaun is the only UK manufacturer of bespoke tennis mesh – its Advantage Tennis fencing eliminates many of the downsides of traditional tennis chain link fencing, which deforms over time and is easy to cut disfigure and vandalise.

A council-led scheme called Play Tennis Waltham Forest asks people to pay £30 a year for ‘unlimited tennis’ at courts in Abbotts Park, Chingford Memorial Park, Lloyd Park and Aveling Park.

Families can alternatively pay £45 a year to play tennis on one of the borough’s 18 full-size courts and four mini courts. In addition, £5 to play per hour at the new facilities.

All courts can be booked up to seven days in advance, and more information can be found at

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About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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