On Saturday, Beechgrove Tennis Club celebrated the opening of six resurfaced tennis courts. These courts are for the use of club member and residents of, and visitors to, the town. This is only the second time in the history of tennis at Beechgrove that the courts have changed surface. In the 1920s, the original grass courts gave way to the blaise courts which have long needed replaced.
The event of Saturday was a chance to thank all parties involved in making this project possible. Thanks in particular must go to Dumfries & Galloway Council, Sports Scotland, Tennis Scotland, Holywood Trust and Beechgrove Tennis Club.
The event on Saturday was run on the theme of “Tea and Tennis”. The official opening of the new courts was performed by Councillor Stephen Thomson. Chairman of Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee, Councillor Stephen Thompson said, “The tennis club deserve tremendous credit for their commitment and perseverance, and the work they have done in partnership with the Council, Tennis Scotland, Sport Scotland, other partners and members of the local community. This is a community asset that Moffat can be proud of. Our council is committed to empowering communities to make the most of their assets and this is a good example of how we can support a community club to achieve their ambitions.”
Anyone who has not played tennis for a while and wishes to find out more about the new facilities Beechgrove welcomes new members and non-members can pay and play and we have lots of coaching sessions and classes on offer. Please visit our website www.beechgrove-tennis.org.uk to find out more.