One of Dundee’s oldest tennis courts looks set to be demolished following its sale.
The future of Craigmuir Tennis Club on Dalkeith Road had been hanging in the balance for a number of months.
But now a spokeswoman for agents J & E Shepherd Commercial confirmed the land has now been sold.
Craigie Community Sports Hub owned the courts and revealed last year it was looking to sell the site.
Hub secretary George Allan has now confirmed that money raised from the sale will be reinvested into the tennis facilities at Baxter Park.
He said: “The land has now been sold.
“We have contacted Dundee City Council recently about investing money into the tennis facilities at Baxter Park.”
The Craigie Community Residents’ Group (CCRG) had been in opposition of plans for the quick sale of the courts.
It was revealed in October that CCRG was to table its own bid to purchase the site that has housed the tennis courts since the 1920s.
Now the group has hit out at the subsequent sale of the site and a spokesman has insisted members will keep a close eye on the distribution of funds.
He said: “The hub committee will now be in receipt of considerable funds.
“It will be interesting to note what they intend to do with these monies from their conduct of a sale that caused the majority of local residents much anxiety and concern.
“The Craigie Community Residents’ Group committee decided to conduct a proper survey of the local residents to try to establish what sort of development might be acceptable for the ground and what would be wholly unacceptable.
“We will be looking out for any plans being submitted for change of use and the nature of any proposed development.”