Several tennis courts in Glasgow are set to undergo a major £1m transformation this year. 

Tennis courts in Victoria Park, Knightswood Park, Drumchapel Park, Queens Park, Kelvingrove Park, Garrowhill Park and Maryhill Park are currently being refurbished by Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council and the LTA.

Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council are the majority investors in the refurbishments, which are being delivered in partnership with the LTA, who have provided a £158,450 grant as part of its nationwide Park Project. 

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Once works are complete this month, courts will cost £10 per hour for adults and £5 for under-18s during peak times.

A Park Tennis Family Pass will also be available for £25 a year for families whose household income is supported by various benefits. 

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Bailie Annette Christie, chair of Glasgow Life, said: "Glasgow is a world-renowned sporting city, and Glasgow Life is committed to making sure people can experience the life-changing benefits of participating in sport.

"It is well-known that staying active and meeting others can help people to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. This generous investment from the LTA helps us improve much-used tennis courts across the city.

"The funding is helping to provide quality facilities for local communities and give people more opportunities to become fitter and healthier. Access to these improved courts will be felt by every generation and hopefully inspires more people to pick up a racket and get involved."

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Julie Porter, chief operating officer at the LTA, added: "We are delighted to be working with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life to improve park tennis facilities and provide more opportunities for Glaswegians to pick up a racket and get active.

"This investment is part of the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation funded Park Tennis Project and will mean that courts will be available for people to use for years to come.

"We will also be working closely with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life to ensure that the local community have a range of accessible opportunities to get on the court, and open up our sport to many more people."

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Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life will also work with the LTA to deliver a range of activities across the park sites. This will include the likes of free weekly park tennis sessions for all ages, playing levels and experiences where equipment is provided. 

For more information on all Glasgow Life indoor and outdoor tennis activities and facilities, click HERE