It's game on for tennis players in West Dunbartonshire following a major cash boost from SportScotland.

The sports body has awarded £40,000 to West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust for a project which will see the installation of three floodlit macadam tennis courts in Argyll Park, Alexandria.

The £40,000 award from SportScotland will contribute to the £160,000 overall cost of the project.

The long term aim is to develop Argyll Park as the satellite hub for Kirktonhill Lawn Tennis Club or to create a standalone club at the facility.

Jackie Baillie MSP has welcomed the cash award.

She said: “I am delighted that West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust has received an award from SportScotland’s Sports Facilities Fund. The installation of tennis courts in Argyll Park will be a great asset for the whole community.

“I want to thank everyone at West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust and Kirktonhill Lawn Tennis Club for their efforts.”

The club's efforts to boost the sport were in the spotlight last August when tennis legend Judy Murray - mum to Andy and Jamie - opened their new clubhouse.

A packed crowd of club members, friends and invited guests watched on as Judy gave an hour-long coaching session involving 24 children and their parents before the opening ceremony itself.

Meanwhile, the UK Government has been urged to back calls for Tennis Scotland to receive fair funding from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, says funding from the (LTA) would help support Tennis Scotland and Judy Murray’s drive to improve access to tennis in Scotland.

The SNP MP, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Scottish Sport, confirmed his party’s support for a ‘Murray legacy’ to increase participation in Scottish tennis through a transformational investment in coaching, infrastructure, and grassroots support.

He called the continued lack of funding from the LTA a “scandalous missed opportunity”.