A local tennis club is about to embark on the latest phase of its major redevelopment.

Corbridge Tennis Club chairman Nick Steenberg revealed that tens of thousands of pounds have been raised to pay for a new clubhouse.

He said: “Thanks to the cooperation of our landlords, hard work from the club’s directors, committee and club members, their fundraising efforts have sourced some £85,000 to build a modern, purpose-built clubhouse/pavilion.

"The bulk of the financial support has been sourced from Sport England, NCC 106 housing, Northumberland County Council grant contributions as well as the club's own funds.”

LRD Associates, of Tinklers Yard, Corbridge, have been awarded the contract and construction is to start immanently at the club’s base, Tynedale Park – the home of Tynedale Rugby Club.