I WAS amazed that Cheshire East Council decided to close down all three tennis courts at the Nantwich Barony sports complex for resurfacing in the first week of the Wimbledon fortnight.

It beggars belief that the council would be so daft as to do this.

When Wimbledon starts many people who have not played for a long time pick up their rackets and decide they would like a game of tennis.

There is even more demand this year because of Andy Murray winning for the first time for 77 years last year.

The council has a duty to encourage healthy exercise, so to close down all the tennis courts in Nantwich at the point of peak demand is absolute madness.

I have asked for an assurance that such a crass decision will not be made again.

If this is how the new Leisure Trust is going to operate it does not bode well for the future.

Clr Brian Silvester Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor Cheshire East Counci