"Chalkwell Park is run by the council and benefitted from a total resurface and facelift two years ago, so all the courts are pretty much brand new," says Maddie Maxwell.
"Quite a few of the Southend Tennis League matches are played here. It’s situated along the A13, at the top end of Chalkwell Drive that goes down the hill to the seafront. Normally, on a sunny Sunday like today, the traffic would be queuing up from early morning to get a parking space by the beach. As you can see, the playground is completely empty, so it’s extremely peaceful. (I avoided the swings & roundabouts pun.) The Tournament I run should’ve had its Winter Finals today, a glorious day for it. Ah well. All of us in the Southend LTL are very much looking forward to the time we can resume play. Playing singles is very enjoyable and a great way to keep fit! All the best to everyone, and stay safe."