FLOODLIGHTS could be added to three of Dunbar’s six tennis courts as part of plans to improve the facility.

The town’s tennis club is looking to carry out a six-figure refurbishment of the courts at Winterfield Park.

As well as floodlights, all the courts would be resurfaced, with the full project expected to cost in the region of £95,000.

Tracy Drysdale, who deals with membership at the club, told the Courier: “It [the courts] is about 14 years old and has cracks in it and wear and tear so the water does not drain.

“It is also slippy for juniors playing.

“We have got some 10, 11, 12 juniors who are pretty handy tennis players and they could slip and slide and hurt themselves.”

Nearly £30,000 has been given to the club by Viridor, with further funding bids submitted to go towards the scheme.

Mrs Drysdale was keen to see the work start “as soon as possible” after plans were previously halted by the weather.

She said: “We have had to delay the project. We thought we would get it done last September but the weather and things meant waiting until spring.”

Eight floodlights would be put in place on the three courts closest to North Road.

Mrs Drysdale said: “The bottom line is we are a small club but enthusiastic.

“We have some great juniors and as a club we have the most juniors in the East Lothian development squad. But they have to go to Musselburgh or North Berwick to train because of the facilities.”

Mrs Drysdale highlighted that other courts in the county were resurfaced five years ago but at that time no work was carried out at Dunbar.

Ward councillor Norman Hampshire, who lives in the town, has been working alongside the tennis club in a bid to see progress made.

A decision is expected to be made by East Lothian Council’s planning department within a matter of weeks.

Mr Hampshire said: “It is a really important facility. When the tennis club made improvements originally, the numbers participating grew greatly.

“The improvements will make it available for a much longer time in the season.”