SQUASH players have received a major boost thanks to the refurbishment of courts at St Augustine’s Sports Centre.
More than £16,000 has been invested so far in the three glass backed squash courts, which has created a state-of-the-art provision at the Radford courts.
The refurbishment was funded with a grant of £8,500 from England Squash and Racketball, £1,500 from the council and the rest was raised by the club.
More than 100 club members use the squash courts every week and a new weekly group has been set up on Thursdays which are being led by international coach Mo Sarwar.
“It’s important that local people can access modern, accessible and high quality sporting facilities and following this investment the courts really are fantastic.” said Coun Abdul Khan, cabinet member for culture, leisure, sports, parks and events.
“The investment will also support the club’s ambition to grow and to encourage more people to enjoy squash at every level.
“The quality of these refurbished courts will certainly help to ensure people have a good experience and this is another example of how our ten year sports strategy is starting to make a difference.”
The refurbishment has enhanced the club’s facilities and is now providing top class facilities for use by the local community.
Jon Carney, facilities manager at England Squash & Racketball added: “The proactive approach of Radford Community Sport and the support of Coventry City Council has enabled the realisation of this project which promises to provide a catalyst for squash and racketball participation in the area.”