New tennis clubs asks members to register

L - R: Ann Hill, Carol Heddle and Cllr Fiona Grant
L - R: Ann Hill, Carol Heddle and Cllr Fiona Grant

GLENROTHES people are being urged to ‘come to the net’ quickly and join a new tennis club, reports MIKE DELANEY.

Those who sign-up will get priority for using the new £150,000 facilities when they are created - and could even be in with a shout of getting Wimbledon tickets.

The first fundraising event for the new club, a cheese and wine and silent auction, will be held at the Lomond Centre on 24 February.

Plans to serve up a club for the town took a major step forward at a well-attended public meeting at Auchmuty High School last week.

A club spokeswoman said: “The club is intending to co-operate with Auchmuty in the provision of tennis facilities and is exploring the possibility of providing junior coaching using the existing courts at the school during the holidays.

“The club is hoping to re-instate the courts at Dovecot Park, installing all-weather courts and floodlights.”

She added that the club had been registered with the Lawn Tennis Association, commenting: “People who apply for membership now will receive preferential treatment when the facilties are available and if they also register with British Tennis, the possibility of obtaining Wimbledon tickets.”

The club will be applying for grants and sponsorship from local businesses and has also received offers of donations for the first fundraiser.

Anyone who wants to contribute can do so at Auchmuty, Pitteuchar West Primary School, or Leslie Surgery.

For further details, e-mail: glenrothestennisclub@yahoo.co.uk