The tennis club has seen many changes over the years, none of which bigger than the installation in three artificial grass courts in 2015. At the point of installation in 2015, two out of the three tennis courts were floodlit, to facilitate “all year-round tennis”.
Stoke Poges Lawn Tennis Club’s most recent upgrade took place in early 2021. With energy efficient lighting at the top of most sports club’s agenda, it was decided that a lighting upgrade was necessary not only to reduce their carbon footprint but to also safeguard the club’s popularity & growth. To minimise disruption to the tennis club and to keep costs to a minimum, it was decided the existing lighting columns were going to be re-used for the lighting project. This meant that the BELL Lighting Design Team needed to produce a bespoke design tailored around the existing columns while ensuring the lighting levels were still equal to or above the correct standards.
BELL Lighting Skyline Elite Asymmetric LED Floodlights were specified and installed by Powerplus Group. Initially only two of the three courts were floodlit, but due to increasing popularity, it was deemed necessary for a 3rd court to also be illuminated to increase the amount of tennis that can be played during winter nights. Having 3 courts illuminated during the winter months will give the tennis club the ability to increase membership numbers and therefore increase revenue to help support the club’s future development.