Kilwinning Community Sports Club has received £55,000 from North Ayrshire Council to help with the construction of a new multi-purpose tennis court.

The funds have come from the council’s Community Investment Fund (CIF) and will cover almost two thirds of the costs for the new facilities which will cost £84,000 to build.

Kilwinning Community Sports Club representative, Colin Boyd, said: “The popularity of tennis over the past five years has created an increasing demand for this type of facility so we’re delighted to be able to add tennis to our ever-expanding offering of sports activities here at the club.

“Our design for the new space will be multi-functional to encourage the participation of other sports activities such as netball and basketball. It will also double up as a concert arena.

“On behalf of the club and all of our members, I wanted to extend a huge thanks to the Kilwinning Locality Partnership for helping us to get the funding green-light by putting our project on the Council’s radar.”

The club was able to secure the funding with the help of the Kilwinning Locality Partnership who aided them with their application.

The partnership is comprised of people from Kilwinning and aims to support the town’s residents and tackle issues within area.

Kilwinning Community Sports Club currently offers a gym, football club, fitness classes, and a golf driving range to its 2,000 members.