Alexandra Recreation Ground’s free tennis and basketball courts have been refurbished and can once again be enjoyed by everyone.

The three tennis courts and two basketball courts are available for use by adults and children, with teenagers encouraged to play with their friends.

Councillor Barry Nash, chairman of the community and wellbeing committee, said: “This refurbishment will mean that the sport is accessible to all and will enable the community to treasure this valuable asset.

He added: “Who knows? There may be a Wimbledon winner of the future about to start their tennis career in Epsom!”

Alexandra Recreation Ground is close to Epsom town centre and is used for sporting fixtures, including football, cricket and bowls.

It also has two playgrounds for the under 12s and a play area for over 12s.

The historic park officially opened on June 27 in 1901 and the tennis courts were installed in 1912.

The park was selected for Epsom’s celebrations for both George V’s coronation in 1911 and for the town’s peace celebrations following WW1.

As part of the Queen Elizabeth II jubilee celebrations in 2012, Alexandra Recreation Ground achieved QEII status – this protects the park for future generations.