Work completed on Multi Sports Courts

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The Multi Sports facility at Memorial Park, Laurencekirk, will officially be reopened at a Tennis Open Day this Saturday, August 13 2016.

The facility had been left in a state of neglect for many years until a group of volunteers undertook the project of renovating it in 2015.

The main priority of the small group was to try and improve the surface which could make them safe & playable again.

Although best efforts were made to improve the surface, the money was not available at the time to do this properly.

The project for summer 2016 was a full rejuvenation of the playing surface at a cost of £6000.

The group managed to secure funding through Aberdeenshire Council, Community Council, Laurencekirk Gala Bar Committee, Scotmid Community Grant, and fundraised by means of a Duck Race.

Work was then completed on the facility in June this year and the courts were opened to the public - just in time for the start of Wimbeldon.

The courts will also be accessible for members of the community to play, football, basketball and hockey once the tennis season has finished up.

The current group will continue to maintain the courts going forward, but ask everyone to look after them and enjoy them.

The tennis open day which will take place this Saturday is a free event with sessions for adults and children alike.

The sessions will feature LTA accredited coaches and will run from 10:00am till 13:15 for juniors and 13:30 till 17:00 for adults.

Details of these sessions are :Juniors Session- Morning Session: 10:00 - 10:30 - Tots Tennis (Pre School - 3 to 5 years old), 10:30 - 11:00 - Mini Red (5 to 8 years old), 11:00 - 11:30 - Mini Orange (8 to 9 Years old), 11:30 - 12:00 - Mini Green (10 Year Old), 12:00 - 12:45 - Yellow Ball Juniors (Under 16), 12:45 - 13:15 - Beat the Coaches (fun games for all Juniors) Speed gun(Fastest Serve Competition).

Adult Tennis - Afternoon Session: 13:30 - 14:15 - Adult Beginners, 14:15 - 15:00 - Rusty Rackets, 15:15 - 15:45 - Cardio Tennis (Adults Only), 16:00 - 17:00 - Family Fun.

There will also be a bbq from 12:00 till 14:00 with refreshments available as well as a bouncy castle and tennis poster competition.