When the village hall was built in 1991 it developed a small playground at the rear of the hall and money was later donated by a local family, the Quartermans, which was used to develop an outdoor tennis court now know as the Quartergreen. In 2009 there was a community project to develop Bowens Field (a playing field in the centre of the village which had been donated by a previous Chair of the Parish Council) and provide access via a footpath from Stourport Road through to the rear of the village hall. Thanks to this project the Quartergreen area and playground have excellent access to car parking and are at the centre of the village, next to the school and doctors surgery. A grant from Malvern Hills District Council enabled the changing room at the court to be completely refurbished and in 2016, thanks to money from the Bloor Homes development in the village, there has been a total refurbishment of the tennis court which is now a multi-sport area. New equipment is now in place in the children’s play area and an adult exercise trail along the pathway from the court into Bowens Field has been installed. Care was taken to ensure that the play area and access path were suitable for wheelchairs and children’s pushchairs to enable everyone to enjoy the facilities.
Since the refurbishment the area has literally come to life, the play area is attracting families from surrounding villages as well as those from Great Witley and is put to great use by the local pre school. The multi-sports court is in almost constant use by children and adults alike and has attracted many groups who now make block bookings for various sporting activities. The local primary school, in partnership with the Quartergreen, have held tennis and basketball coaching sessions during the summer months and there has been independent football coaching which proved extremely popular.
To book the court for any sport please contact Mike at the shop/post office in Great Witley 01299 896201 – at the present time the facilities are free of charge however a token will be required for use of the spotlights at a cost of £1.
The Quartergreen Sport & Leisure Committee continue to raise funds for the maintenance of the court by holding various events throughout the year which are very well attended and very popular.