INVERCLYDE'S grassroots tennis revolution is catching on in the community.

Coaches from the Judy Murray Foundation are now running a family day in the Inverkip Community Hub.

The centre has teamed up with the charity to give younger children the chance to try out a racquet for size.

It comes as Inverclyde gets set to see an indoor tennis centre built in the district.

Judy Murray Foundation chief executive Melodie Crumlin said: "We are very excited to be partnering with Inverkip Hub and their fantastic team to ensure local families have the chance of playing tennis.

"Aside from the fact that it is a wonderful sport, families will build friendships and connect with others in their communities but more importantly they have fun.

"Following this event we will be recruiting local parents and young people to train them up to deliver fun starter tennis so that this becomes a regular feature at the hub."

Coach Giulio Spella is hosting a tennis community day at the Inverkip Hub this Sunday.

Sessions are open to four to seven year olds from 11.30am to 12.45pm and then eight to 10-year-olds from 2 to 3.15pm.

The foundation has been working across the Inverclyde area over the last 10 months providing free tennis to local families, young people and aspiring coaches.

Their aim is to work with local groups, clubs and schools to open up tennis to everyone and train an army of new coaches.

Inverkip Community Hub trustee Bill Stewart said: "The Hub is delighted to be working in partnership with the Judy Murray Foundation to bring opportunities for our local families to experience and enjoy tennis together."

As part of the burgeoning tennis programme in Inverclyde there are also indoor classes now running at Greenock Sports Centre too.

To book a place at the Inverkip slots email