A community group is hoping to bring a once popular Dundee tennis club site back into sporting use.
Craigie Community Sports Hub has taken over responsibility for the old Dalkeith Road tennis club, and now wants to hear ideas from residents about what can be done with the site.
Committee members delivered flyers to nearby homes and urged all those with an interest in the club, including former members, to get involved with deciding its future.
Craigie Community Sports Hub secretary and trustee George Allan, 72, said the group is hoping to develop the site “for some form of sporting activity”.
He said: “The old Craigmuir tennis club had difficulties with membership numbers so we are trying to develop something practical for the community.
“We don’t know about the future. It is close to properties on Dalkeith Road so we might have problems with what we can do with it. Some residents have brought up the idea of a five-a-side football park but residents might not want that.”
The Dalkeith Road club has been out of action for more than two years. The courts once played host to about 50 members but are now overgrown with weeds.
Residents who look onto the courts have voiced their disappointment at the club’s gradual decline in recent years.
George said the sports committee will meet to consider the future of the site once the group had carried out public consultations.
“It is important to tidy it up because it’s a bit of an eyesore and is in an unfit state at the moment,” he said.
But he raised his doubts about whether the site could still be used as a tennis club.
One of the reasons was because of competition from nearby courts at Baxter Park.
He said: “We believe the opportunity for funding for tennis is limited. Tennis development is best provided through the schools.”
The tennis courts opened in the 1920s, and were formerly know as Craigielea, before merging with the Stobsmuir club in the late 1990s to become Craigmuir Tennis Club.
The club is understood to have tried a number of open days and advertising to attract more people but failed to draw in new members.