Greenacre Leisure

Court covers boost membership

The challenge

Greenacre Leisure were unable to grow their tennis programme while bad light and unpredictable weather limited play.


The solution

To design tennis court covers that would provide year-round play, day or night.

This was the largest tennis court construction project for CopriSystems to date but a challenge to relish and one that has seen great ROI!  

Within 18 months of installing two double canopies, covering four tennis courts, Newbury-based Greenacre Leisure Health and Fitness started to see their subscription enquiries and club membership numbers soar significantly.

Key facts 

  • Two double canopies
  • 36m x 37m x9m
  • Natural ventilation
  • Maximum translucency
  • Galvanised steel frame
  • PVC coated polyester fabric

Project overview

Structurally designed in pairs, each bespoke canopy measures 36m x 37m x 9m.  Two single covers are connected along one side by a system of arches and central supports, leaving an open plan layout housing two tennis courts. The sides along the full length of the court can be opened to a height of 2m, allowing for natural ventilation in warm weather.

Durable and practical, the heavy-duty PVC-coated polyester fabric is supported on a galvanised steel frame and maintains its tension to leave a smooth finish.

A white roof offers maximum translucency so the courts are flooded with natural light during the day, however additional lighting has been installed to provide year-round play on darker days and at night.  The green sides and ends not only blend in well with the surroundings but also ensure optimum visibility of the yellow tennis balls. 




Game, Set & Match to Greenacre Leisure  

“The tennis court covers have helped improve the look and feel of the club in general. We now have a successful and thriving tennis programme”. Steve Thompson – Owner of Greenacre Leisure

“We have a unique product here at Greenacre Leisure. Having all four courts covered means that people can play tennis all year round. There is nothing like it around Newbury”. Stephen Dodridge – General Manager