The summer might be drawing to a close but the next generation of Andy Murrays and Roger Federers will be able to play long into the night in Wandsworth.

That is because the courts in King George’s Park will remain open until 9pm each evening all-year-round following the installation of floodlights as part of a wider redevelopment.

The investment has been made by All Star Tennis, which has spent more than £600,000 upgrading 28 courts at six locations across the borough.

Kids will be able to play tennis after school free of charge – and at three venues also borrow racquets and balls.

The council’s sports and leisure spokesman, Steffi Sutters said: “We know that tennis in Wandsworth is popular all year round with people of all ages so I’m delighted that All Star Tennis is offering players such great value deal to play their newly revamped tennis courts.

“Hopefully young people in particular, especially those who may not have played the game before, are encouraged to pick up or borrow a racquet and play for free after school.”

There are refurbished tennis courts at King George’s Park, Wandsworth Common, Tooting Common, Furzedown Rec and at Leader’s Gardens in Putney, plus the now finished upgrade at Wandsworth Park which represents the last stage of the project .

All Star’s co-founder Ben White said: “It brings us great pleasure to be able to provide these much needed improved facilities to the Wandsworth community, we would like to thank all involved for their support and patience in making this project a reality.”