Councillor welcomes Broughty Ferry tennis initiative

Broughty councillor Kevin Cordell has welcomed the news that Dawson Park will feature in the ‘Great British Tennis Weekend’.

During the weekend of Saturday and Sunday (August 17 and 18), the Lawn Tennis Association is launching a series of events which will offer opportunities to turn up and have a go, or to pre-book sessions.

They will include adult coaching, cardio tennis, LTA mini tennis, short tennis and tennis Xpress all for free.

Clubs are also encouraged to get involved.

Councillor Cordell commented: “I am really pleased to see that Dawson Park will be one of only four parks in Scotland involved in this exciting initiative.

“Everyone who attends this event will be provided with an opportunity to continue playing tennis, including an offer redeemable at a local place to play.

“I think everyone is agreed that watching Andy Murray during the summer was inspirational and his success is a just reward for his hard work and industry over the years.”

The councillor concluded: “There is no reason why Dunblane should have produced a champion and no reason why Broughty Ferry shouldn’t one day in the future do the same.”

It has recently been announced that Dundee City Council is serving up its first investment of a £40,000 tennis action plan.

Councillor Cordell explained: “Dundee City Council has been investing in its tennis infrastructure and Dawson Park is integral to these plans.

“I am keen to see people keep active in their local parks and open spaces and investment like this will form part of a longer-term action plan to improve tennis courts in the city and encourage more people to play.”

Activities will be taking place at Dawson Park on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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