A TENNIS club's dream is to become reality after a big grant was confirmed.
Thongsbridge Tennis Club will be boosted by £263,330 from the English Sports Council.
The cash will be spent on a new clubhouse, incorporating a fitness suite, changing rooms, bar, lounge, shop and creche area.
Today's grant comes hard on the heels of other cash handouts for a multi-sports area, more indoor and outdoor courts and a children's zone play court.
Club officials are delighted after landing the latest cash.
Development officer Mike Adams said: "It is a very exciting time for the club, especially as the fitness suite will provide something different and encourage new members to join."
Work on access road improvements and outside courts at the Miry Lane site will start next month, to be followed by the rest of the project.
The hope is to complete the new development next April.
A total of £1.2m is being spent on the scheme.
Mr Adams said the new look was being complemented with the appointment of a new head coach, to help gain more players at the club and better players at all levels.
He said: "We are very fortunate the Lawn Tennis Association has recognised the big potential at the club with its new facilities, which have been the result of five years' hard work."
He praised the club's development team of Peter Swithenbank, Jim Vigor and chairman Alan Cockman.
Thongsbridge is one of the premier clubs in Huddersfield, with men's and women's teams in the Huddersfield and District Lawn Tennis League.