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Aside from the London boroughs, 16 out of the top 50 are located in the South East with more than 40% of households within 500 metres of tennis courts

As the beads of sweat begin to appear on Andy Murray’s furrowed brow Wimbledon 2015 will soon be at its conclusion. With much of the nation gripped by tennis fever it has been revealed that, in a list of 380 local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales, the South East is Britain’s most tennis friendly region. Surrey topped the list of the most tennis friendly counties in the region, followed by Essex, Kent and then Hampshire.

The data gathered by Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, identified that within Surrey, at least 49% of the households situated in the local authorities of Elmbridge, Waverley and Epsom and Ewell, are within 500 metres of their nearest tennis court.

This compares in stark contrast to other parts of the country where it is a completely different picture. For example South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council in the North East it’s just 23%, Swindon Borough Council region is 15%, Kingston-Upon-Hull City Council is less again at 11%, while Corby Borough Council region in Northamptonshire features as one of the lowest in the local authority chart at just 7% of households located within 500 metre proximity to tennis facilities.

Paul Blewett, Senior Product Manager of Landmark Information Group commented on the findings: “The concentration of population in the South East is far greater than elsewhere in the country so it is not altogether surprising that the region comes out on top. Looking in more detail at the list of authorities across the country it shows, Aside from the London boroughs, 16 out of the top 50 are located in the South East with more than 40% of households within 500 metres of tennis courts. This makes the sport highly accessible for a large proportion of residents in this region who may want to take part in the sport, following the buzz of this year’s Wimbledon tournament.”

For more information regarding Landmark Information Group, visit www.landmark.co.uk.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:
- Statistics calculated using Ordnance Survey and PointX data sources.
- Yellow depicts authorities in the South East within the Top 50 (excluding the London boroughs)
- Green depicts the London Boroughs within the Top 50
- Other Local Authorities’ percentages are available on request via peppa@peptalkpr.co.uk

Percentage of households located within 500 meters of tennis facilities, by Local Authorities– top 50:

Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea 71%
London Borough of Hammersmith And Fulham 68%
London Borough of Merton 64%
London Borough of Harrow 62%
Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea 71%
London Borough of Hammersmith And Fulham 68%
London Borough of Merton 64%
London Borough of Harrow 62%
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames 58%
London Borough of Barnet 58%
Elmbridge Borough Council 58%
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames 57%
London Borough of Haringey 56%
Royal Windsor and Maidenhead Unitary Council 53%
Exeter City Council 52%
Waverley Borough Council 52%
Oxford City Council 52%
Cambridge City Council 50%
London Borough of Lewisham 50%
Westminster City Council 49%
Epsom And Ewell Borough Council 49%
South Buckinghamshire District Council 48%
London Borough of Enfield 48%
London Borough of Hounslow 47%
London Borough of Wandsworth 47%
London Borough of Redbridge 47%
Runnymede Borough Council 47%
Hertsmere Borough Council 46%
London Borough of Sutton 46%
Uttlesford District Council 46%
London Borough of Ealing 45%
London Borough of Camden 44%
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 44%
Brentwood Borough Council 44%
Portsmouth City Council 44%
City of York Council 43%
Bath and North East Somerset Council 43%
Torbay Council 43%
London Borough of Bromley 42%
Reigate And Banstead Borough Council 42%
Bournemouth Borough Council 41%
Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire 41%
Rushcliffe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire 41%
Welwyn Hatfield District (B) 41%
Mole Valley District Council 41%
London Borough of Greenwich 40%
London Borough of Croydon 40%
London Borough of Bexley 40%
Thanet District Council 40%
Woking Borough Council 40%
Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire 40%
Stoke-on-Trent City Council 39%
Vale of White Horse District Council, Oxfordshire 39%
Hartlepool Borough Council 39%


Percentage of households located within 500 meters of tennis facilities, by Local Authorities – bottom 50:

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 18%
Lincoln City Council 18%
Isle Of Anglesey Council 18%
Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire 18%
Gwynedd Council 18%
Stevenage Borough Council 18%
Pendle Borough Council, Lancashire 17%
Shetland Islands Council 17%
Renfrewshire Council 17%
West Dunbartonshire Council 17%
Forest of Dean District Council 17%
Monmouthshire Council 17%
Copeland Borough Council 17%
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council 16%
Bassetlaw District Council, Nottinghamshire 16%
Milton Keynes Council 16%
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council 16%
Midlothian Council 16%
Stirling Council 16%
Rossendale Borough Council 16%
Adur District Council 16%
Carlisle City Council 15%
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council 15%
North Dorset District Council 15%
The Highland Council 15%
Christchurch Borough Council 15%
North East Derbyshire District Council 15%
Maldon District Council 15%
Lichfield District Council 15%
Swindon Borough Council 15%
Hinckley And Bosworth Borough Council 15%
Barrow In Furness Borough Council 14%
Tewkesbury Borough Council 14%
Castle Point Borough Council 14%
Clackmannanshire Council 14%
South Lanarkshire Council 14%
Great Yarmouth Borough Council 12%
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council 12%
Bolsover District Council 12%
Tendring District Council 12%
Tamworth Borough Council 12%
Kingston upon Hull City Council 11%
Redditch Borough Council 11%
West Lancashire District Council 11%
Falkirk District Council 9%
East Ayrshire Council 8%
North Lanarkshire Council 8%
Western Isles Council 8%
Corby Borough Council 7%
Orkney Islands Council 4%

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About Landmark Information Group:
Landmark Information Group, part of the Daily Mail General Trust, is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping, environmental risk reports for property professionals and sophisticated property management tools to surveyors, risk and fraud managers and the broader financial markets. It also has operations in Germany in the form of On-Geo, and interests in Holland.

Landmark has quickly developed into a leading provider of property related environmental risk information and digital mapping since the inception of the business in 1995.

Working closely with data providers including Ordnance Survey, the Environment Agency, the Coal Authority and the British Geological Survey enables Landmark to offer current and historical environmental risk management information and desktop mapping solutions for the property industry. Since 1995, substantial investment has been made in establishing the Landmark database which is one of the largest geographical information databases in Europe.

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Editor’s Contact:
Peppa Sheridan
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