Anyone For Tennis? Permission Sought For Courts In Compton And Stour Row

Dorset planners have been asked to consider two applications for new private tennis courts – one in Compton Abbas and another in Stour Row.

Shaftesbury tennis professional Ian Griffin suggests that the lockdown closure of public courts and the loss of tennis facilities following the closure of St Mary’s might be prompting serious players to build their own.

It’s not cheap. Ian says court construction costs start at around £30,000.