Exciting time for future of tennis in Newtonmore
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AFTER more than a decade of lying dormant, the Newtonmore Tennis Club is on the verge of a revival.
Triggered by the blossoming junior tennis coaching programme, which is now into its fourth year, a steering group of interested parties has been meeting over the last six months to explore the possibilities of re-establishing the once very vibrant Newtonmore Tennis Club.
A local poll conducted on social media revealed that there is sufficient interest locally to move forward.
The next steps involve updating and modifying the existing constitution and electing new officers and committee members. This will be done at an EGM on Friday, October 26 at 6.30pm at Rowanbank, Fort William Road, Newtonmore, the house of the proposed chairwoman of the re-constituted club, Zoe Ettle.
Zoe told the Strathy this week: "This is an exciting time for the future of tennis in Newtonmore.
"We plan to register the club with the Lawn Tennis Association as soon as possible. This will give us access to a number of tennis initiatives, including competitions and team leagues, grants for coaching and assistance with funding for facilities improvement projects.
"Our first major project will be the resurfacing of the existing three tennis courts."
To join or find out more, contact Zoe on Facebook.