Tennis courts transformed at Seafield
Seafield Tennis Courts in Ayr have benefited from £60,000 funding from South Ayrshire Council.
The money from the Council's Advancing Community Assets Fund has been used to revitalise the courts with new playing surfaces, fencing, and a smart access gate which is linked to a new booking system.
Ayr Lawn Tennis Club took ownership of the courts in July 2022 following a Community Asset Transfer from the Council.
Mike Whiteford, President of Ayr Lawn Tennis Club said: "We are delighted with the newly refurbished tennis courts and online booking system. The works have provided the club with two additional courts and will enable us to provide more coaching classes for all ages, engage with schools, hold school holiday camps, and open day taster sessions.
"This attractive facility will greatly improve public access to tennis with the physical, mental, and social health benefits it can bring. The club is very grateful to South Ayrshire Council for their practical and financial help in delivering the project. It is a positive development for tennis in the area."
Councillor Brian Connolly, Sport and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "The playing surfaces at Seafield are now better than ever and are sure to make a huge difference to anyone using the courts. Ayr Lawn Tennis Club is determined to grow the sport and linking with schools is key to that ambition. There are so many benefits to keeping active and tennis is a great way to get some exercise and have some fun at the same time."
Councillor Martin Kilbride, Buildings, Housing and Environment Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "We were happy to fund this project and the courts are looking great. The addition of the electronic gate and online booking system ensures the courts are far more accessible. The club is clearly over the moon with the new playing surfaces so it's a fantastic result all round."
Details of how to book a court can be found at Ayr LTC website https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ayrlawntennisclub
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