Edinburgh alone is currently home to 24 tennis venues, meaning there are 152 courts for Capital resident’s to enjoy, including many that are open to the general public.
It’s always been a sport that it popular with residents of the city, and the former Grass Court Championship at the Craiglockhart Tennis Centre has hosted tennis icons such as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe over the years.
The venue is still the most prominent centre of tennis in Edinburgh, with programmes available to allow all ages and abilities to pick up the sport and develop their skills.
And there’s more good news for the sport – with the Oriam Tennis Centre set to create a six-court indoor tennis training facility in Riccarton by the end of this year.
Here are 24 pictures to take you back to tennis in the 1950s and 1960s.
1. Star players
The tennis stars turning out for the Scottish Championships at Craiglockhart in July 1965. (Back row, left-right) Graeme Notman, Ralph Skea, Mike Abbott, Norman Thompson, David Abbott, D.Scott, Kirsten Mathers, D.F. McLaren and Jim Wood. (Front row) Mike Sanderson and Derek Braid.
Lew Hoad Ian Kirkwood Ralph Skea and Rod Laver at the Kramer Tennis Display at Craiglockhart in 1963.
3. View from the stands
Luis Ayala plays Kurt Nielsen at the Lawn Tennis Championships at Craiglockhart in July 1963.
4. Court appearance
Players Alison Barclay and Joyce Barclay at Craiglockhart in January 1956.