Club to vote on courts project
Members of Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club could be asked to vote on whether to transform the courts at Burnside as early as next month.
The club committee have set a provisional date of February 9 for an EGM on the issue.
They are now waiting to hear if their final funding applications have been successful, with responses expected in the next few days.
President Gareth Ellor believes the project will move quickly if the funding is secured. He said: “We have a number of funding applications to be determined this month and if all goes well we will have the EGM as early as February. .
“Things look positive but we will know more by the end of January.
“Hopefully things will happen quite quickly. I’m pretty certain the plan will get voted through.
“We have kept our preferred contractors warned but obviously we can’t sign anything until the vote is taken. Once we get it passed we want to crack on and we are looking at having the courts up and running by June or July.”
The club have ran a hugely successful campaign to raise money for the project, entitled Return to Splendour.
Members have raised almost £20,000 themselves and have nearly secured the grants that will take them to the £220,000 needed.
Planning permission is already in place for the project, which includes building a clubhouse, replacing fencing and floodlighting and providing a raised spectator area.