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January 13 2021

Rutherglen Tennis Club courts players with new clubhouse

Plans to erect a new clubhouse on behalf of Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club have taken a step forward.

Wilson Architects and Dougal Baillie Associates (DBA) aim to complete the upgraded facilities during 2021 at Viewpark Drive, comprising a two-storey facilities building which will also be made available for community use.

Approved plans detail a pavilion finished in handmade black and glazed green bricks and ivory render, complete with a first-floor viewing gallery overlooking four outdoor courts above changing rooms and office space.

Covered tennis courts will also be built at Overtoun Park in nearby Burnside as part of the works, complete with a shipping container style clubhouse.

DBA MD Fergus Adams said: "The current scheme, for which Rutherglen is seeking funding from a variety of bodies, will create four indoor courts and two courts for Padel, a game which is rapidly growing across Europe, played on a smaller court and using the walls."

Work on the new facilities will get underway shortly.

10 Comments

Jody Morray
#1 Posted by Jody Morray on 14 Jan 2021 at 08:50 AM
Lesson in Tennis No.1
Face the net
MV
#2 Posted by MV on 14 Jan 2021 at 09:07 AM
Lesson in tennis No. 2
Spectators should face the court
Brodie Stuart
#3 Posted by Brodie Stuart on 14 Jan 2021 at 15:14 PM
Lesson in tennis No. 3
play is more fun with a tennis ball
John McEnroe's Headband
#4 Posted by John McEnroe's Headband on 14 Jan 2021 at 16:59 PM
Lesson in Construction No. 1
External stairs should not only comply with the technical standards but also reach their intended floor.
Number One Architect
#5 Posted by Number One Architect on 14 Jan 2021 at 17:43 PM
Tennis is a bourgeois game, they should make it a a proletarian game facility e.g. for beer/buckfast pong.
E=mc2
#6 Posted by E=mc2 on 14 Jan 2021 at 19:09 PM
Tennis carpet cladding. Nice.
Long Gone
#7 Posted by Long Gone on 14 Jan 2021 at 20:01 PM
Lesson in Construction No.2
White court lines should be painted and not placed as raised planks.
Bob ra Builder
#8 Posted by Bob ra Builder on 14 Jan 2021 at 21:13 PM
Tennis nets looks sharp. As in metal sharp...jump the net and lose yir 'haw-maws'
Danger
#9 Posted by Danger on 15 Jan 2021 at 10:38 AM
Lesson in Construction No. 2

As approaching said "intended floor", don't lean to your left too much or you will fall over the wall.
MV
#10 Posted by MV on 15 Jan 2021 at 13:48 PM
Lesson No. 1 in smoke and mirrors: Make lots of mistakes in the visual that stand out, in order to distract from the actual "design".

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