A 'THRIVING' Denbighshire Tennis Club officially re-opened on Friday with a brand new look.

Denbigh Tennis Club hosted an official re-opening event that evening from 6.15pm to show off their shiny new courts which have been painted blue and dark green.

Denbigh Mayor Cllr Gaynor Wood-Tickle was on hand alongside husband Roy and president Gwyneth Kensler to cut the ribbon and re-open the courts following a makeover costing more than £7,000 in total.

Denbigh Tennis Club's Steffan Jones said the courts now 'look fantastic'.

He added: "The courts have been in need of repainting for some time now and came about last year when the committee searched for companies. Club member Steve Aylott took the lead and coated in excess of £7,000.

"We are lucky to have the courts done, having them looking almost like brand new. They are the best looking courts in North Wales now, with the repainting project, new fence and floodlights being installed in the past 3 years.

"It is important for the club to have the courts painted, the old paint had faded and moss over winter made the courts very slippery. The grip on the courts is now fantastic and the club itself is thriving at the moment and now is the best opportunity for many to join in with what it has to offer.

The north Wales summer league starts next Wednesday, with Denbigh Tennis Club entering two ladies and two men's teams, playing clubs such as Prestatyn, Ruthin, Mold and Bangor.

The event on Friday also saw the first club round robin tournament of 2021 take place. Steffan and Lorraine Jones were the winners of 11 pairs, beating Steve Aylott and Meinir Hughes 12-10 in the final.