The tennis stars of the future need your help and it is as simple as sending a text.
Shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund Award the Arbroath Lawn Tennis Club are in with the chance of being awarded up to £3,000. All you need to do is text VOTE GNK to 82332 or tweet #COMMFUND GNK somewhere in your message.
The club have been smashing the fundraising in a bid to rip up their old blaes surfaces to be replaced by top of the range all-weather courts. This money would go towards reaching their target of £180,000 of which they still have £25,000 left to raise.
Sport Scotland, trusts and the club’s own fundraising efforts such as tennisthons, sponsored walks and 10K runs have done a fantastic job to raise such significant sum to date.
There are also sponsorship options available which include windbreak sponsorship, tournament sponsorship, team sponsorship etc.
The club plays a vital part in sports development for youths and adults in the area including coaching programmes in the local primary schools, disability coaching, free after school club to primary and secondary pupils and raising the profile of tennis throughout the community.
Arbroath tennis club captain Kevin Small said: “In order to build on the above we feel it is now essential that we upgrade our courts.
“The benefits of having an all-weather court facility are huge.
“It would allow expansion of our coaching programme to cover the whole year – as well as the opportunity to appoint a full time coach. It would also mean that play on any given day would not have to be cancelled every time there is a heavy shower of rain!”