Floodlights investment on tennis courts

Stonehaven Tennis Club is set to benefit from a sportscotland investment of £15,972 to install floodlights on the courts.

The funding – which is part of a £31,944 project – will see six floodlights installed on courts four and five to allow increased use throughout the year.

The remainder of the project will be paid for through funding contributions from Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Sports Council, Co-op Community Fund, Asda, Charles McHardy, and Castle Trophies.

Work is expected to start in September and should be completed by January next year. The club is already working closely with Tennis Scotland’s regional development manager to drive community development.

Upgrading the club’s facilities will help to enhance this work further.

Commenting on the investment from the sportscotland Sport Facilities Fund, Louise Martin, chair of sportscotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Stonehaven Tennis Club in upgrading its facilities.

‘‘It is an established local club and this will help to encourage more people within the community to take up the sport.

Ron Young, chairman of the club, said: “On behalf of the members of Stonehaven Tennis Club I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the award granted by sportscotland to assist with our project of the erection of floodlights on two of our tennis court.