Tennis courts to get new playing surface

Councillor Ian Tait.
Councillor Ian Tait.

Aberdeenshire Council have made the decision to upgrade the courts at Fraserburgh’s tennis facilities near the town’s new community and sports facility.

The news comes on the back of Andy Murray’s Wimbeldon win in the 2013 gentlemen’s singles event.

Fraserburgh and district councillor Ian Tait has welcomed the move by Aberdeenshire Council, telling us that he was happy with the
upgrade.

“Work has commenced on the resurfacing of the tennis courts on Maconochie Road.

“These will be out of public use for a minimum of three weeks depending on weather conditions.

“Andy Murray’s win at Wimbledon has encouraged many youngsters to use the courts,” he added.

Councillor Tait continued: “You may remember that during the election last year, I said that the courts would be re-surfaced.

“The metal fencing around the courts has already been replaced.

“All in all, I am happy with what is being done there and I hope as many people, adults and youngsters, use the courts.”

Contacting Aberdeenshire Council, we were told that, following the fencing being replaced at the courts last year, the work was proceeding to phase two of the project, the renewal of the courts’ playing surface.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Landscape Services manager, Graham Wall said: “Aberdeenshire Council’s Roads and Landscape Service are coordinating a programme of improvement works at Fraserburgh tennis courts.

“The work in progress is phase 2 of the improvement programme, which is to re-surface the top four courts; this will provide totally refurbished tennis courts for next spring/summer.

“This follows last years phase 1 work, the renewal of the old fencing,” the Landscape Services manager added.