A complete make-over of the Old Pavilion has given the building a new lease of life as the relaunched Topspin Study Centre at Thongsbridge Tennis Club

The relaunched Study Centre will be celebrating its first anniversary with an Open Week 18th – 21st June. Club members are welcome to come over during the day or drop in to see sessions between 3.15 and 5.45pm.

Club members will probably have noticed the Old Pavilion’s glossy new exterior but the transformation is all the more dramatic inside.

The building is now divided into two large open plan areas: a fully-equipped ICT suite and multipurpose area with kitchen corner and toilet.

The Study Centre can now accommodate groups of 15 pupils from primary and secondary schools across the Holme and Colne Valleys.

The project is a partnership between the club, Kirklees Council and the Department for Education and Skills.

More than 150 study centres have been set up across England, helping boost pupils’ self-esteem and raise their achievement in English , maths and ICT.

Thongsbridge Tennis Club is in good company with other host clubs including Liverpool FC, Leeds Rhinos and The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.

Iain Solanki-Willats, Centre Manager, said, “We’ve achieved an incredible amount in less than a year. That shows how committed the club has been to the project.”

“For the project to grow, we want members to feel that the Study Centre is as much a part of their club as the club house. The doors are always open – even if people have only 5 minutes to spare but want to see what’s going on,” said Iain.