David Lloyd Club MK serves up ace new tennis courts

David Lloyd Club in Milton Keynes has cemented its place as one of Europe’s premier health, racquets and fitness providers by investing heavily in state-of-the-art new facilities.

The Newlands-based club has splashed out £75,000 to install three Proflex cushioned acrylic tennis courts (pictured above), which is the same surface used on the ATP Tour.

And just under £150,000 has been spent on new gym equipment – less than two years after the club’s impressive £1.4million refurbishment in 2015.

The popular MK venue now has a whopping 18 tennis courts, with four different surfaces, and general manager David Barker revealed the new courts are a dream for people serious about their tennis.

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David Barker

He said: “The new Proflex cushioned acrylic courts are top-of-the-range and have a seven-layer surface.

“The feedback from the tennis players, the pros and our coaches is that it’s a little bit slower than carpet, but that the court really takes spin.

“On carpet it doesn’t really matter whether you’re top-spinning the ball or back-spinning it, it seems to come through in a similar way.

“Professionals prefer Proflex because if you slice the ball it dies in the deck and makes the opponent have to move quicker to get to the ball.”


The new gym equipment also keeps the club at the cutting-edge of fitness technology.

David explained: “We’ve invested in a lot of new equipment including Life Fitness pin-loaded resistance machines, tricep dips and a huge cable jungle.

“We’ve put four additional Wattbikes in, plus another Woodway Curve Treadmill and two new Octane machines, which are great for a cardio workout as well as for building leg muscles.”

If you are interested in a career at David Lloyd Club, visit http://www.careers.davidlloyd.co.uk

This article was first published in the June issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full digital edition by clicking on this link or on the photo below.


Check http://www.celebratemk.co.uk regularly for more news and features from around Milton Keynes.

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