IMPROVEMENTS are to be served up at two Keighley-district tennis courts.

The courts at Central Park in Haworth and Silsden Park will undergo refurbishment.

They are among ten park-based tennis sites across the Bradford district to be revamped, as part of a £462,000 partnership between Bradford Council and the Lawn Tennis Association.

As part of the investment, a range of activities will also be introduced, including organised weekly tennis sessions for all ages and abilities.

Work is expected to be completed by next spring.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s executive member for healthy people and places, says: "Access to good sports facilities, wherever you live in the district, is key to our ambition to support people’s health and wellbeing.

"It's great to work with the Lawn Tennis Association to breathe new life into our tennis courts and work on opening up the sport to more of our residents."

Julie Porter, chief operating officer at the Lawn Tennis Association, says: "This investment will mean courts will be available for people to use for years to come.

"We will also be working closely with Bradford Council to ensure that the local community has a range of accessible opportunities to get on court."