The grounds committee oversees all aspects of the condition of the courts – nets, fences, windscreens, making sure the courts are smooth and well-drained, and doing all the work that goes into opening up the courts at the start of the season, and putting them to sleep at the end. Lakewood’s courts are about as nice as any clay courts, anywhere. They are brushed, and the tapes cleaned, every morning before play starts, and again at midday. The courts have daily maintenance throughout the season – watering and rolling, cleaning leaves etc. Occasionally, members are asked to join work parties, and they happily volunteer!