Ace boost for tennis stars

Bishopbriggs Tennis Club received �250 from Ross and Liddell. Finance Director at Ross and Liddell Alec Cassidy, with Vice President Hilary Clews, Membership Secretary Donna McDougall and Member Jacqui Martin'Photo Emma Mitchell'19/11/11
Bishopbriggs Tennis Club received �250 from Ross and Liddell. Finance Director at Ross and Liddell Alec Cassidy, with Vice President Hilary Clews, Membership Secretary Donna McDougall and Member Jacqui Martin'Photo Emma Mitchell'19/11/11

DELIGHTED members of a local tennis club have netted fresh funds – served up by a generous property firm.

Bishopbriggs Tennis Club is keen to raise a racket over the boost from Ross and Liddell, which will pay for improvements to the clubhouse.

The tennis club, which has been running for over 50 years, is keen to develop its facilities, but has struggled to find the finances.

It recently applied to the Ross and Liddell Community Bursary scheme and was delighted to hear the ace news that it had been given £250.

The cash will be invested in materials to decorate the kitchen area of the clubhouse.

Scott McLean, president of Bishopbriggs Tennis Club, said: “We are in desperate need of funding to do up the clubhouse as it has been here since the club was started over 50 years ago and is in bad need of repair.

“We saw that Ross and Liddell were offering small grants and we are delighted we have been successful.

“A little can go a long way and it will make a big difference.

“When someone comes along and offers you help it’s fantastic and we really are delighted.”

The club currently has around 100 members and adult, veteran and junior teams play across the West of Scotland. Lessons are also available for all ages.

Scott added: “In the future we would like to get all-weather courts so we can play tennis all year round, so we are trying as hard as we can to do that.”