JUDY Murray served up an ace when she opened three revamped Rutherglen tennis courts.

The courts, at Burnside, have undergone a £250,000 restoration programme over the past three years, and have been brought back to life with a cutting edge artificial clay surface and modern clubhouse.

The new courts will be used to accommodate the growing membership of the nearby Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club.

Gareth Ellor, president of Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that project #ReturnToSplendour is now complete.

"We’ve created one of the nicest tennis facilities anywhere in Scotland, turning a local eyesore into something the whole community can benefit from and be proud of for generations to come.”

Judy congratulated the club for "saving and joining forces with Burnside courts."

She said it had been a "huge job" by Gareth and his team.

Tesco donated £8000 to the £250,000 project through its Bags of Help initiative.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded £37million to 8,000 projects.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s head of communications in Scotland, said: “It is wonderful to see this project come to fruition, and it shows first-hand how a Bags of Help grant can assist important local projects.

“Through our National Charity Partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation we at Tesco have been focussing a great deal on helping people make small, positive changes to their lifestyles.

“Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club - with its membership at an all-time high - is a perfect example of how people can and are adopting healthy lifestyles.

“This is just the beginning for Bags of Help and we are hugely excited for the future as the scheme continues to grow and help even more groups across the UK.”

Bags of Help provides thousands of projects with vital funding every year.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by Tesco customers every time they shop, using a blue token given to them at the checkout – the projects being voted on change every other month.