TENNIS lovers from round Tweeddale had been served with an ace day of play and training on Saturday.

One of the vital nation’s very best younger skills in addition to many main coaches had been available on the new-look Peebles Garden Tennis Membership.

Carrying out the outlet rite used to be native MP David Mundell along side Blane Dodds, CEO of Tennis Scotland.

3 years of form-filling, fundraising and enhancements have ended in all the membership at Victoria Park being remodeled.

And the brand new synthetic clay courts, which might be the primary in their type in Scotland, are the icing at the cake of the £200,000 renovations.

All the way through Saturday there have been training periods with Leonardo Azevedo, who has guided the likes of Juan Carlos Ferrero prior to now, and the Nationwide Academy’s Bruno Argudo.

Former UK doubles champion James MacKinlay confirmed he isn’t misplaced his approach across the courtroom with some attention-grabbing backhands.

And lots of main younger native gamers took to the courts with participants of the distinguished Merchiston Faculty Academy.

Gordon Russell from Peebles Garden Tennis Membership instructed us: “We had been blessed with high-quality climate and a few nice tennis on our new courts.”

A recruitment pressure is recently underway on the membership with an intention of accelerating club from the present 147 to closer 250.

Plans also are within the pipeline to start out fundraising for growing disabled get admission to to the clubrooms.

Mr Russell added: “We wish to make Peebles Garden Tennis Membership available for all.

“Wheelchair tennis is a rising game and it will be nice if lets cater for gamers.”

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