A net result for Queensferry Tennis Club

Youngsters will relish the new tennis court surface
Youngsters will relish the new tennis court surface

Homebuilder Cala has served up an ace for a new tennis club in Queensferry.

Queensferry Tennis Club, set up by local residents earlier this year, has received £1500 from CALA Homes (East) to help towards the resurfacing of its courts to create a lasting legacy for the town.

Originally formed nearly 20 years ago by the city council at Queensferry Sport and Community Hub, the club – which is run purely by volunteers – has received overwhelming interest from local residents keen to pick up a racket since it relaunched.

But vital improvements are needed to ensure the club’s future success.

Karen Naysmith, chairwoman of Queensferry Tennis Club, said: “I am absolutely delighted by this donation from CALA Homes.

“It’s fair to say that the tarmac courts have suffered from a good bit of wear and tear over the past couple of decades and they are now covered in hundreds of loose stones.

“We’ve tried and tried to sweep the courts countless times but it makes no difference and it’s a very difficult surface to play on.

“Resurfacing the courts will go such a long way in helping ensure the club’s long term success, helping create a real hub for the local community to keep fit, learn a new skill and, most importantly, have fun.”

CALA Homes has just launched a new development close to the facility. As part of its commitment to benefitting nearby communities, the firm was keen to get involved with the tennis club.