Future’s bright for next generation of tennis hopefuls in Glenrothes

Anne Hill
Anne Hill

Budding tennis hopefuls aiming to be the next Andy Murray or Serena Williams have received a boost thanks to a £10,000 grant award for Glenrothes Tennis Club.

And those behind the organisation, which has never been so popular, say the money will help reduce court and coaching fees for tennis players of all ages as they prepare for the start of the new season.

Anne Hill, club chairman, said the future is bright for the club which hosts its open day at Auchmuty High School tennis courts on Saturday, April 16.

“Fife Provost Jim Leishman will be along to officially open the event and we want as many people to come along and have a go,” said Anne.

“Whether you’re a regular player or want to try it out for the first time we have events for all.”

As well as tennis coaching programmes the event, which will run in conjunction with Great British Tennis Week, the club will also offer older members of the community ‘social tennis’ - a chance to keep fit while trying out the sport.

And with the competitive season for both men’s and women’s tennis leagues due to start at the end of April, Anne says she is always looking for new players to join the ranks.

To find out more go to www.glenrothestennisclub.org.uk. The open day runs from 11am to 1pm.