Court work go­ing well

Rutherglen Reformer - - Devastated - Dou­glas Dickie

Work on the new courts at the old Burn­side Ten­nis Club is “pro­gress­ing well”.

Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club are trans­form­ing the derelict fa­cil­i­ties into state-ofthe-art new courts to cre­ate a split site club.

The new fake clay courts are ex­pected to be open by the end of July.

On Fri­day, a new club­house was lifted into place by crane.

RLTC club pres­i­dent Gareth El­lor said: “Work started [on the courts] three weeks ago. It’s pro­gress­ing well but there is still some way to go.

“Work will be fin­ished and courts open at the end of July.”

The Burn­side courts were closed in April 2015 af­ter dwin­dling mem­ber­ship forced Burn­side Bowl­ing Club to pull the plug.

RLTC launched their Re­turn to Splen­dour cam­paign to try to save the pop­u­lar courts.

They raised £20,000 and se­cured fund­ing of more than £200,000.

Mem­bers over­whelm­ingly backed the pro­posal at an EGM.

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