Local tennis club nets bumper funding boost

Westerton Tennis Club
Westerton Tennis Club

Westerton Tennis Club has received a major boost to its Floodlight Development Project, with grants from a number of groups.

Money has come from The Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund in conjunction with sportscotland and the Lawn Tennis Association.

07-04-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres. David Pirie at World of Golf

07-04-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres. David Pirie at World of Golf

The funding will allow floodlights to be installed on all three of the tennis courts.

This will in turn allow the facility to be used all year round.

Currently only one of the courts has floodlighting, but it’s old and needs replaced. It was felt it would be more economical to replace it along with installing new state-of-the-art lighting.

The club will have to raise a proportion of the final amount, but it is confident it has the impetus to do this and will be holding a number of fundraising events.

Club memberKim Kilgour said: “In recent years the club has worked very hard to raise money towards installing floodlights, and it is extremely rewarding to receive support from these organisations.

“Our club has expanded rapidly over the last few years and our coaching programme includes sessions for all ages and abilities, including cardio tennis for both adults and juniors,”

The installation of floodlighting on all three courts will bring the facilities in the club up to a standard that will make it easier to use the courts all year round.

The club also runs annual championships and members can compete in singles competitions.

There are also fun doubles events for both adult and juniors with one of the most popular being the Horne Trophy.

This is played for every May and is a mixed doubles round-robin tournament with random teams drawn from a hat.

Social tennis is also encouraged for members to meet and play in singles and doubles matches.

For more information or to find out about joining the club go to info@westertontennis.org.uk

Meanwhile, club members are continuing to work hard to raise additional funds for the new floodlighting and have further fundraising events planned.

Among these is a quiz night this Saturday, May 9 at 7pm in the clubhouse.

The event is open to everyone, not just club members.

Tickets cost £5 each. E-mail info@westertontennis.org to reserve your tickets.