Future of tennis on Bute looking bright

It is hoped that the 2G surface at Rothesay joint Campus may be marked to allow for four tennis courts, similar to the above example.
It is hoped that the 2G surface at Rothesay joint Campus may be marked to allow for four tennis courts, similar to the above example.

A meeting was held at Bute Shinty Club in August to discuss the existing tennis courts in Rothesay and the possibility of re-introducing a tennis club on the island - and it appears a solution in the short-term may have been found.

Jillian Gibson from the Community Sport Hub told us: “The costs involved in bringing the existing tennis courts up to playing standard are significant so we worked to find a quicker and more cost effective solution. To that end, markings for four tennis courts will be added to the 2G surface at Rothesay Joint Campus along with moveable tennis stands. Rothesay Joint Campus and the Community Sport Hub initiative have worked together to provide funding for the project. Rothesay Joint Campus will soon be adding tennis to their curriculum and we hope to be offering tennis as a community activity again in the near future.”

A meeting to discuss tennis development in the community will be held in the conference room at Rothesay Joint Campus on Tuesday, october 29 at 6pm, and all interested are welcome to attend.

The next Community Sport Hub meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, at 6.30pm at Rothesay Joint Campus. For any information regarding the Community Sport Hub’s project please contact Jillian Gibson, Community Sport Hubs Officer at jillian.gibson@argyll-bute.gov.uk