A sporting body is hoping to attract more competitions by upgrading its facilities.
Plans have been lodged by Sport Aberdeen for improvements to the outdoor tennis courts at the city’s Westburn Park.
The upgrades would bring the courts up to competition standards. It is understood they currently do not meet the Lawn Tennis Association minimum requirements.
Proposals lodged with Aberdeen City Council reveal the five courts would be turned into four playing areas with new fencing and lighting.
Jo Bell, Sport Aberdeen director for sport and active lifestyles, said: “Sport Aberdeen is looking to upgrade the outdoor tennis courts to a competition standard while also upgrading the floodlights to be more effective and efficient. This upgrade will enable use throughout the majority of the year compared to the limitations of the current surface.
“This is another positive move we are making to ensure Sport Aberdeen continues to create opportunities and inspire more people to take up sport.”
It is understood the number of courts has to be reduced from five to four so there is enough run off space to be in keeping with regulations for any competition Sport Aberdeen wants to bring to the city.
Plans, if approved, would include the installation of 18 eight-metre lights.
Sport Aberdeen has a tennis development plan for the city and is looking to work with Tennis Scotland to attract more events to the city.
A decision could be made in September.
Jo added: “This will help our promising local tennis stars of the future with local competition and training on the right surface and Tennis Scotland is very supportive of this.”
Last year the Davis Cup visited the centre has part of a nationwide tour. Former world number one Justine Henin also visited in 2013 to host a week of coaching for youngsters.
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