19th Jun 2020
S&C Slatter are thrilled to be moving onto the second phase of works at the AELTC’s Raynes Park site, which plays an important role in both the Wimbledon Championships and the local community.
We’re proud to be delivering part of the latest major development at the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s (AELTC) Community Sports Ground, which will see a vast expansion of facilities suitable for international athletes and enhanced community initiatives.
S&C Slatter are in the process of constructing 3 Plexipave tennis courts under a new air dome, with our in-house dedicated surfacing and civils team delivering the facility’s new footpaths and roadways.
The project has been split into two phases, in support of the overall project works:
Phase 1 of our works focused on base preparation for the construction of the tennis courts, including the laser surfacing of an asphalt base, ready to receive the Plexipave tennis surface. As part of this phase, we constructed the pathways associated with the new hardcourts, that allow access through a porous surface to the sustainable drainage system (SuDS).
Phase 2, now underway, will see the completion of the new Plexipave tennis courts, the same hardcourt surface utilised at the Australian Open. We’ll also deliver the asphalt surfacing of the facility’s roadways, and pathways between the new outdoor courts.
Initially acquired in 1990 by The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), the site at Raynes Park is located just 3.5 miles from Wimbledon’s iconic Centre Court. The initial six grass courts supported the Championships over the years, with six new acrylic courts constructed in 2016 as part of the last re-development.
The AELTC very kindly shared some drone photography of the current development in progress, which accompanies this article. While much of our works are very much under wraps (or under dome!) for now, we look forward to the completion of this fantastic expansion, which will benefit both community and international tennis for years to come.