GREENOCK'S tennis clubs-- Ardgowan and Fort Matilda -- have appointed Ross Patrick as their new head coach and development officer.
Ross, who is already a coach and member of both clubs, takes up the post following the departure of previous head coach Calum Roberts who is off to university to continue his studies.
Ross will work to spread interest in tennis across Inverclyde including in schools and through coaching blocks and other events at the clubs.
He said: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to help continue the development of tennis in Inverclyde. I will be working hard to increase participation and enjoyment in the sport.
"Our recent Easter holidays tennis camps have proved very popular and busier than in previous years and there is no doubt that the ‘Murray’ effect is working here with lots of interest in tennis especially amongst the young and, who knows, we might find another Andy Murray coming from Inverclyde in the years to come."
Come and Try tennis will also feature this year at Gourock Highland Games on 14 May and again at the Scottish Grand Prix of the Seas weekend in Greenock on 24/25 June.
The post was created with the help of sportscotland, Tennis Scotland and Inverclyde Council’s Active Schools team.