The park now features six floodlit outdoor tennis courts, two mini tennis courts, a multi-use games area and a new pavilion.
The open days are part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s ‘Great British Tennis Weekends’ offering free opportunities for first-time players .
A council-led scheme called Play Tennis Waltham Forest is asking people to pay £30 a year for “unlimited tennis” at courts in Abbotts Park, Chingford Memorial Park, Lloyd Park and Aveling Park.
After the Ridgeway Park free open weekend finishes, scheme members will have to pay £5 to play per hour at the new facilities.
Families can alternatively pay £45 a year to play tennis on one of the borough’s 18 full-size courts and four mini courts.
All courts can be booked up to seven days in advance and more information can be found here: www.playtenniswalthamforest.com.
Also see https://www.lta.org.uk/