As we enjoy the longest days of the year, floodlights would normally be the last topic of conversation. This year however, we are able to announce the arrival of the new LED lights. After many years service, the old sodium lights have been replaced by the latest lighting technology.
Since modern LEDs use very little electricity in comparison to the old lights it was possible to just replace the light heads without major expense. In fact, most passers-by are unlikely to notice the difference.
It is hoped that a brighter and whiter light will make tennis a bit easier to play at the beginning and end of the season.
As summer arrives in West Lancashire it’s that time of year again for the Lancashire Best Kept Village awards. Once again Aughton has entered and has high hopes of receiving an award. This competition has proved popular over the years and helps villages like Aughton maintain their own identity from the larger town of Ormskirk.
More recently it seems that the categories have been slimmed down somewhat, which is a shame as it appears there is no longer a separate award for the best kept playing field. There was a time when the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Field – home of the Town Green Tennis Club regularly picked up this award.
This didn’t come as surprise to Club members as the playing field and its amenities are scrupulously maintained by the Council and the sports clubs who use the facility. It’s difficult to imagine a more pleasing environment for sporting activity.
Judging started on the 6th of June and needless to say it would be helpful if the Village and the playing field was looking at its best over the next few weeks.
NOTE The Town Green Tennis Club has played at the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Field for over 30 years. It can be found on Winifred Lane, Aughton about 2 miles south of Ormskirk.
We are a are small friendly volunteer club situated in Aughton about two miles south of Ormskirk in West Lancashire. This blog gives up to date information about news and events at Town Green for both members and anyone interested in playing tennis. It supplements our Club website with additional club information and the occasional tennis trivia – so please take a moment to browse and enjoy.