£77,000 of funding has been granted to help create state-of-art tennis courts in Hawick.
Three all-weather courts will be built near the towns cricket pavilion along with floodlighting and fencing.
It's one of 40 projects sharing £2 million of Scottish Government Commonwealth Games Legacy funding across the country.
The Ettrick Forest Sport and Recreation Club is also benefitting from the funding. It's been granted nearly £40,000 to refurbish a tennis court and to upgrade nearby facilties.
The funding was announced by First Minister Alex Salmond during hsi visit to the Bill McLaren Memorial Bust at Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick yesterday.
The First Minister said: “Glasgow 2014 is the largest sporting and cultural event Scotland has ever hosted and with less than one-year to go – there is a great sense of pride and excitement around the Games all across Scotland.
“The investment in this community facility in Hawick - and many others across the country – is part of this government’s vision to deliver a lasting legacy through the Games, by improving local facilities and inspiring people to get active, either through sport or something simple like going for a walk.
“Awarding funding to a project linked to rugby legend Bill McLaren is particularly apt in this community, given all that the great man did for sport here, putting Hawick on the map on a global sporting stage. I can think of no more deserving project for this funding than one that ensures the people of Hawick can get active.
“This award is even more timely given the success of Andy Murray at Wimbledon, which has no doubt led to an increased interest in tennis. The new all-weather tennis courts in Hawick will allow locals to enjoy the sport - whatever their level.
“The Games coming to Scotland provides an exceptional opportunity to make our nation healthier, help our businesses to prosper and celebrate our modern and vibrant culture both at home and on the world stage. Across Scotland local communities will benefit from the Active Places Fund giving people of all ages the opportunity to be part of the excitement created through the Games.”
David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said: “The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is an opportunity to build a legacy in Glasgow, Scotland and across the Commonwealth in jobs, health and sport.
“Within the Organising Committee and alongside our Games Partners, the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland, there is a shared sense of purpose and ambition.
“Our focus is to deliver for Glasgow and Scotland an outstanding Games and, beyond that, to leave a powerful legacy well into the future with our showcase for world-class sport having a tangible community relevance.”