Four Leeds leisure centre squash courts to get £83,000 facelift

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Squash courts at four Leeds leisure centres will get a major facelift worth over £83,000.

The facilities at Kirkstall, Scott Hall, Aireborough and Fearnville leisure centres will have work carried out, including repainting, resurfacing and the installation of new glass doors.

The scheme is being funded through a partnership between Leeds City Council and England Squash and Racketball, who have provided a grant of £55,000 of Sport England cash.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills, said: “It’s great news that the squash courts at Kirkstall along with Scott Hall, Aireborough and Fearnville will be getting such an impressive revamp.

“This refurbishment project will give a real boost to the thousands of keen squash and racketball players we have in Leeds.

“But we also hope giving our courts a fresh look will encourage even more people to take up the sport.

“Squash and racketball are great ways to get involved in sport and the facilities we have at our leisure centres give people the chance to play on a casual basis or compete more seriously in a league if they want to.

“The most important thing is that by investing in our squash courts, we’re making sure that people have the opportunity to have fun while enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Susan Meadows, chief executive officer at England Squash and Racketball, said: “England Squash and Racketball have identified Leeds as a priority area and have been delighted to invest in the refurbishment of 14 squash courts across the city using Sport England funding.”

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