Judyset toopen Burn­side courts

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

The queen of Bri­tish ten­nis Judy Mur­ray will for­mally open the Burn­side ten­nis courts next month.

Judy will con­grat­u­late vol­un­teers of Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club on their Re­turn to Splen­dour Cam­paign which saw them adopt, fundraise and re­pair the three derelict courts in the heart of Burn­side.

The club, which has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing un­prece­dented de­mand for their own courts, voted to ex­tend into the Burn­side fa­cil­ity sit­u­ated just streets away.

Mem­bers helped se­cured the £220,000 needed to in­stall some of the first ar­ti­fi­cial clay courts in Scot­land.

The cel­e­bra­tion event on Novem­ber 4 will see “An au­di­ence with Judy Mur­ray” and speeches from LTA past pres­i­dent Cathie Sabin, and for­mer GB Ten­nis Par­a­lympian Kevin Simpson.

Gareth El­lor, pres­i­dent of Ruther­glen Lawn Ten­nis Club, said: “This is when all the project team, sup­port­ers, fun­ders, stake­hold­ers, neigh­bours and the wider com­mu­nity will all come to­gether – with a few special guests – to cel­e­brate this amaz­ing achieve­ment and for­mally open what is one of the nicest ten­nis venues any­where in Scot­land and a huge as­set to the Ruther­glen com­mu­nity.

“With Ruther­glen LTC the cur­rent Ten­nis Scot­land “Club Of The Year” and our Head Coach Jonny Will­cox the cur­rent Ten­nis Scot­land and Bri­tish Ten­nis “Coach Of The Year”, cou­pled with our new Burn­side courts be­ing some of the first ar­ti­fi­cial clay courts in Scot­land, we hope this open­ing will get a very high pro­file within the Bri­tish ten­nis com­mu­nity.”

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