Catherine’s wish for tennis court realised

Opening of a new artifical grass pitch and tennis court in Walsham Le Willows by David Sheepshanks
Opening of a new artifical grass pitch and tennis court in Walsham Le Willows by David Sheepshanks

A RESIDENT’S wish to see a tennis court built in her village has finally been fulfilled.

Catherine Martineau, who died 16-years-ago aged 84, would be ‘very pleased’ with the court, which forms part of new sports facilities in Walsham-le-Willows.

The £400,000 project, including a playing field and artificial grass pitch, was commissioned by the village sports club on land which belonged to her son and club president Richard.

He said: “She would be very pleased with it. She did set up a small charitable trust which gave some money towards the tennis court.”

The site, in Summer Road, was officially unveiled on Friday by David Sheepshanks, chairman of the Suffolk Foundation.

Club treasurer Ian Campbell added: “The opening was hugely positive and everyone thought the atmosphere was just right. It will be heavily used by young people.”