By Pascale brassinne
Published on 8 Apr 21 at 8:30
In 2020, the group of agglomeration Mont-Saint-Michel – Normandy retroceded the tennis courts to the varied municipalities that make it up since 2017.
Since then, town of Pontorson.
The tennis club has regained nice momentum for 3 years with 37 youngsters enrolled in tennis faculty in opposition to 16 three years in the past. The metropolis needed to assist it by creating this new tools.
The two fields adjoin the model new sports activities complicated, inaugurated two years in the past.
“Both fields were rutted. The fences no longer held, ”underlines Laurent Bizien, the president of the tennis club.
Last November, the Solomat firm in Verson in Calvados, which specializes in ground coverings for sports activities tools, put in new “latest generation mesh, corresponding to the latest standards in force”.
In March, the concrete was sanded and coated with artificial turf. Enough to perpetuate the infrastructure for a number of a long time.
The club makes its contribution
The indoor courts, nonetheless in use, have benefited from a relamping. Traditional lighting has been modified in favor of leds. “The energy bill will be divided by three,” notes the president.
The bill for this venture quantities to € 80,000. The tennis federation offers € 12,000, the remainder is the duty of town, which refused the contribution of € 5,000 proposed by the club, attributable to the truth that the latter ensured the follow-up of the location.
This cash will likely be redirected to extend the variety of hours of the coach.
Two coaches somewhat than one
The affiliation’s workplace, renewed a month and a half in the past, has many tasks. Including that of hiring two coaches, to compensate for the departure of the one in place.
We select to pay our coaches, who’re state graduates, properly. The finances of € 9,000 per 12 months will enhance to € 12,000 per 12 months over the following three years. This will give us the potential for organizing internships, to higher assist our younger individuals in direction of competitors, but in addition to develop the follow of leisure actions for each youngsters and adults.
Open to individuals outdoors the club
The entry gates to the grounds have been designed with this in thoughts. With an digital card, they are going to permit holidaymakers and occasional gamers to make the most of the tools by paying € 10 for an hour and a half or € 30 for two months.
Enough to consolidate town of Pontorson as Gateway to Mont-Saint-Michel, a Mecca for tourism in Normandy, but in addition to materialize the Land of Games 2024 label.