One of Leeds' oldest parks will improve the safety of its tennis courts with the installation of improved security fencing.

Dartmouth Park, in Morley, has received a grant pledge from the Lawn Tennis Association worth up to £40,000 to help complete the work, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

Councillor Judith Elliott said that although the tennis courts are used all year round, the park has not had any investment for decades.

"The need for resurfacing has been apparent for several years and we have received requests for the work from a number of residents. We have worked with them to come up with a plan," she told the newspaper.

Improved security fencing will be added to the courts, which will also be resurfaced.

Some of the courts will also be adapted to host other sports, such as football and basketball.

The work is expected to start in March.

Dartmouth Park was the first of Morley's parks to be opened, in May 1890, according to