Local tennis centre receives significant investment from Sport Aberdeen
Aberdeen Tennis Centre (formerly Westburn Tennis Centre) is due to be formally opened to the public on Thursday 2 August 2018.
The quarter of a million pound refurbishment has facilitated a complete reconfiguration and resurfacing of the 4 outdoor courts and the installation of state of the art LED lighting and fencing, bringing them up to the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) highest standard and therefore only non-private venue in the North East of Scotland suitable for high profile competitions.
As well as investment from Sport Aberdeen – who own, run and manage the centre – additional funding has also come from Tennis Scotland and sportscotland.
Colin Taylor, Chairman of Sport Aberdeen said:
“The finished high specification courts will help Aberdeen Tennis Centre offer top quality tennis opportunities unique in the North East, accommodating everything from come and try sessions, for people new to tennis, right through to prestigious tournaments attracting the very best in Scotland; a centre for the whole community.
Aberdeen Tennis Centre is the home of the Aberdeen Tennis Academy. As the only non-private venue in the city with both indoor and outdoor tennis courts it is the focal point for tennis in region and the ideal place to play tennis at all levels”
Councillor Jenny Laing, Tennis Scotland Chairman, Scott Martin and Tennis Scotland Chief Executive Blane Dodds will be in attendance to cut the ribbon at the reopening event on the Thursday 2 August 2018.
A selection of top local district players and juniors will take part in an exhibition session whilst Aberdeen Tennis Academy summer camps will have the opportunity to put the new facilities through their paces for the first time.
Councillor Jenny Laing, Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council said:
“The Council is proud to support Sport Aberdeen in the significant investment being made in facilities throughout the city.
“The Aberdeen Tennis Centre project is a real boost to competitive and recreational players, with the facilities always well used.
“First class facilities are an important part of the wider aims around health and wellbeing in Aberdeen, with a focus on encouraging active lifestyles that will bring lasting social and health benefits. We will continue to work in partnership with Sport Aberdeen to meet those goals.”
Blane Dodds, Chief Executive of Tennis Scotland said:
“We are delighted that Tennis Scotland was able to help bring this facility to fruition. However this facility and investment reinforces the need for strong quality partners on the ground delivering key facilities to the community. We are delighted that we are working with Sport Aberdeen and we will continue to work with the Trust along with local clubs and partners to grow and develop tennis in the area for all to benefit.”