More than 1,100 people have played a round of golf on a council-owned course in just two weeks.

Hundreds of golfers tee off as Hull leisure facilities begin to reopen

More than a thousand people have played a round of golf on Hull City Council-owned course in just two weeks.

Golf courses reopened to the public on Friday 15 May with new social distancing guidelines – and 1,146 bookings have been made since then.

From 1 June, groups of up to four are now permitted to take to the fairway.

Tennis courts have also seen a surge of players, with three times more bookings made in the same two weeks last year.

Some 190 people have already visited courts for singles matches in May and, with new guidelines starting this week allowing doubles matches to take place, it is expected this upward trend to continue.

The latest opening is the track and field at Costello with running, javelin and shot putt training all permitted. Users will need to provide their own equipment and bookings will be limited.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “It’s clear to see that residents have really missed using our facilities and it’s encouraging to have had so many bookings in our first two weeks.

“Teams across our leisure centres are working hard to have indoor facilities ready to open safely when we are permitted to do so.

“Our priority remains the safety of our users and restrictions of numbers will remain in place until which time it is deemed safe by Government to ease them.”

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Anyone customer with an existing membership on hold can reactivate their membership or booking can be paid for per session.