JUDY MURRAY PUTS YOUNGSTERS THROUGH THEIR PACES AFTER OPENING ARBROATH’S NEW TENNIS COURTS

Judy Murray officially opened Arbroath Tennis Club’s new state-of-the-art all-weather courts on Wednesday 9th March. The Scottish tennis coach put the club’s youngsters through their paces before conducting the grand opening. She assisted club coaches Mark Walker and Ruaridh MacLeod before holding a question and answer session. She also drew the winning ticket for a tennis racquet signed by her son Andy. Club fundraising over the last few years, plus the support of many local trusts and organisations, saw the court upgrade begin in mid-August. The work – carried out by Ecosse Sports – to provide three floodlit all-weather courts means play is now possible throughout the year. This has also allowed the club to build its coaching programme without the constant fear of disruption due to the weather. The club, which was founded in 1909, has more than 100 members and also works closely with schools. It has already helped bring through ATP Tour player Jonny O’Mara and is hopeful of lending a guiding hand to more budding young players in the years to come.