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Royal couple plan new tennis court

Published 03/07/2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box on Centre Court
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box on Centre Court

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hoping to build a new tennis court at their country home.

The royal couple, keen tennis fans who are regularly spotted at Wimbledon, have submitted the planning application for their home at Anmer Hall near Sandringham, Norfolk.

If successful, the plans would see an old court replaced by gardens to improve views of the hall.

The new court would be surfaced with AstroTurf, the application to King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council says.

The application, submitted by the Sandringham Estate Office, adds: "Moving the court further away from the hall improves the views from the hall and locates the court largely in an area of undeveloped garden."

The documents explain the current court is in need of "extensive work" and would need digging up and relaying, so a landscape gardener suggested it could be moved.

The application will be considered at a later date.

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