Tennis club set for cash boost

GOOD news comes in threes for Montrose Tennis Club.

First, the club has received a grant of £8,015 from the National Lottery Awards For All, towards its upgrading of old courts and re-fencing project.

Then Montrose Round Table donated £1,000 towards the junior development.

And Derek Mitchell of Guthrie Brothers is sponsoring the schools programme in local primary three classes, and has donated £500 to this developing project.

Secretary Rhona Alston expressed the club’s great delight at these financial boosts, which will not only enhance the facilities at the club, but enable it to continue spreading the good word about this healthy sport.

She told the Review: “Montrose Tennis Club is absolutely delighted to be the recipient of an Awards For All grant of £8,015. It is the first time the club has received money from this source and we are truly grateful for their support. The club would like to thank Linda Caston in Angus Council External Funding department for her advice and guidance.

“The club also takes this opportunity to thank friends of the club for their financial donations and encouragement.”

The proof of the pudding ... the Montrose Academy team of Scott Lorimer, Findlay Soutar, Ross Mitchell and Dominic Foreman, all club members, played Monifieth High School in the National Schools Boys Competition - and had a 12-0 victory.

Jamie McLaren, Montrose Active Schools Co-ordinator, was delighted as was club coach Graeme Walker. The boys meet Arbroath High, Menzieshill and Madras in the next few weeks.