A £30,000 revamp of neglected Moray tennis courts is expected to be completed next month.
The playing surface at the nets in Elgin’s Cooper Park had deteriorated to the point where the facilities were almost unplayable.
But now, the town’s tennis club has begun installing a new all-weather layer on the courts after securing funding.
Organisers hope the first matches will be able to be played there during the school holidays next month.
Club members served up £3,000 for the project by running fundraising activities. The improvements mean coaching sessions can be organised all year round.
Club secretary Blair Nairn said: “Elgin Tennis Club is proud to be re-opening the Cooper Park courts once again as an all-weather alternative to our Duff Avenue club courts.
“We anticipate a mid-October opening date and are excited at the prospect.
“Tennis has enjoyed great publicity from recent British successes and we hope that members of the public will be inspired to try out the sport and play at these newly refurbished courts.”
Funding for the project came from Tennis Scotland, Elgin Rotary Club, Tesco, the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation and South West Environmental Action Trust.