Rolling out the Red Carpet at Western Health and Racquets Club as Development Work Begins

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Western Health & Racquets Club is delighted to announce that the development work on the three remaining artificial grass courts is well under way thanks to a £48,000 funding award from SUEZ Communities Trust (formerly SITA Trust). The artificial grass courts will be transformed into an artificial clay surface.  

Ian Campbell, Manager of Western Health and Racquets Club said "It is great to see the work finally well under way. The funding supplied by SUEZ Communities Trust will make an enormous difference to our ability as a club to continue serving the community. The 3 new artificial clay courts will help us to develop all our tennis programmes with various levels of junior players plus schools in the local area. All our adult programmes plus pay & play opportunities will also benefit from the courts which will allow us to play all year round in a perfect learning environment. It will also help to support our free Family Tennis session that we run every Sunday night to encourage families to take part in activities together. Without the amazing funding this would just not have been possible.”

Marianne Ivin of SUEZ Communities Trust added: “We are excited to see that things are progressing well on site and wish the club luck in finishing off the courts ready for use. The new development is going to make such a difference to their tennis provision.”

SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund – an important source of funding which came into effect in April 2015.  The scheme is linked to the Scottish Landfill Tax and encourages landfill site operators to provide contributions to approved bodies, who can then pass the funds onto community and environmental projects.

For more information on how to apply for funding from SUEZ Communities Trust visit

Press Release courtesy of Western Health and Racquets Club



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