In pictures: Outdoor sports facilities reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased

PA Sport Staff
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Outdoor sport facilities reopened on Monday morning as part of the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the day’s best pictures as outdoor activities resumed.

Morley Hayes Golf centre in Ilkeston, Derbyshire was believed to be the first to reopen, with the first tee times at 0001
Morley Hayes Golf centre in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, was believed to be the first to reopen, with the opening tee times at 0001 (Jacob King/PA)
Neon coloured balls were required
Neon coloured balls were required (Jacob King/PA)
People taking part in a “Boot Camp” exercise class in Rothwell, Leeds
People took part in a “Boot Camp” exercise class in Rothwell, Leeds (Danny Lawson/PA)
Nicola Foster and Jessica Walker went for a swim at Hillingdon Lido, Uxbridge
Nicola Foster and Jessica Walker went for a swim at Hillingdon Lido, Uxbridge (Aaron Chown/PA)
A swimmer at Hillingdon Lido, Uxbridge
A swimmer at Hillingdon Lido, Uxbridge (Aaron Chown/PA)
Back in a bunker at Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club
Back in a bunker at Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club (Martin Rickett/PA)
Children play rugby on a new 3G pitch in Warrington
Children play rugby on a new 3G pitch in Warrington (Peter Byrne/PA)
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden visited the new facility in Warrington
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden visited the new facility in Warrington (Peter Byrne/PA)
Taking a breather between games at Grantham Tennis Club
Taking a breather between games at Grantham Tennis Club (Mike Egerton/PA)
Golfing in Guildford
Golfing in Guildford (Adam Davy/PA)
Alex Scott and Jamie Redknapp join children at Bushy Park Sports Club
Alex Scott and Jamie Redknapp join children at Bushy Park Sports Club (Matt Crossick/PA)
A game of doubles at Grantham Tennis Club
A game of doubles at Grantham Tennis Club (Mike Egerton/PA)
People surfing at The Wave in Bristol
People surfing at The Wave in Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)
People are instructed how to surf
People are instructed how to surf (Ben Birchall/PA)
Croquet was the order of the day at Bamburgh Castle
Croquet was the order of the day at Bamburgh Castle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A man jumps in the pool at Hathersage outdoor swimming pool
A man jumps in the pool at Hathersage outdoor swimming pool (Danny Lawson/PA)
Mother and child take a dip
Mother and child take a dip (Danny Lawson/PA)
Back on the driving range
Back on the driving range (Aaron Chown/PA)
New balls at West Bridgford Tennis Club
New balls at West Bridgford Tennis Club (Tim Goode/PA)
People exercise on outdoor equipment at Stoke Park in Guildford
People exercise on outdoor equipment at Stoke Park in Guildford (Adam Davy/PA)
People cycle around a bike park in Suffolk
People cycle around a bike park in Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)
Five-a-side football was back in south London
Five-a-side football was back in south London (Yui Mok/PA)
Teams playing seven-a-side football in south London
Teams playing seven-a-side football in south London (Yui Mok/PA)
Action at Wincanton Races
Owners return to the track for their first visit in 2021 at Wincanton Races (Alan Crowhurst/PA)
Owners at Wincanton
Owners were able to return to the track at Wincanton Racecourse on Monday (Alan Crowhurst/PA)
Group sport takes place in Hyde Park
Group sport takes place in Hyde Park (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Tennis action at Wycombe House tennis club
Players returned to tennis action at Wycombe House tennis club (John Walton/PA)
Tennis action at Wycombe House tennis club
Tennis was again played at Wycombe House tennis club, Isleworth following the lifting of the restrictions (John Walton/PA)
Golf action on the Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club
Golf action on the Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club (Matt Dunham/AP)
Tennis coach Jack Large at West Bridgford Tennis Club, Nottingham
Tennis coach Jack Large at West Bridgford Tennis Club, Nottingham (Tim Goode/PA)
Canoeists pass The Houses of Parliament on the River Thames
Canoeists pass The Houses of Parliament on the River Thames (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Players in action at Astro Kings 5-a-side football venue in Bilborough, Nottingham
Players in action at Astro Kings 5-a-side football venue in Bilborough, Nottingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)
Players in action at Astro Kings 5-a-side football venue in Bilborough, Nottingham
An aerial view of players in action at Astro Kings 5-a-side football venue in Nottingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)
A general view of people playing tennis at Nottingham Tennis Centre
A general view of people playing tennis at Nottingham Tennis Centre (Zac Goodwin/PA)
People cycle around the Bike Park near Newmarket in Suffolk
People cycle around the Bike Park near Newmarket in Suffolk (Joe Giddens/PA)
Players in action at Astro Kings 5-a-side football venue in Bilborough
Players in action at Astro Kings 5-a-side football venue in Bilborough, Nottingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)