Saturday, June 03, 2017
HOW TO BOOK A GAME AT BRIGG REC IF YOU ARE NOT A CLUB MEMBER: COUNCIL EXPLAINS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
We are forecasting that while the world famous Wimbledon tennis championship is on, many local people will be inspired to have a game or two on the new courts installed at Brigg Recreation Ground.
But how do you make a booking? And where do you pay?
We put those questions on behalf of what we'll call casual tennis users to North Lincolnshire Council.
A spokeswoman for the local authority replied: "Customers wishing to use the tennis courts can make a booking through Ancholme Leisure Centre. Payment will be taken at the time of the booking. The staff at ALC will make arrangements for the courts to be opened."
Ancholme Leisure Centre is just outside the town boundary, off the A18 in Scawby Brook, for the benefit of newcomers to town who may be reading this post.
Brigg Rec was created in the early 1950s when Brigg Urban District Council bought farmland and a farmhouse.
The groundsman lived in the house and casual tennis players could just turn up, pay cash and go on court.
This service existed for many years, but the former farmhouse was eventually demolished.
Glanford Borough Council took over running the Rec in 1974, with North Lincolnshire Council taking the reigns in 1996.
Wimbledon-inspired casual court hirers may seek to become regulars.
They can apply to join Brigg Tennis Club. Annual subs are £50 per for adults, £30 for students, £20 for juniors.
An existing member pointed out to Brigg Blog that the annual fee works out at "under £1 per week, as we play through winter if weather permits."