The “centre of excellence” is expected to attract people from all over the country to the area.
Initial plans by Tennis Scotland to transform the existing courts at the Queen of the South Academy King George V Park were revealed in early 2020, just before the covid pandemic.
However, earlier this year the scheme was hit by unexpected price increases when costs rose from £1.5m to more than £2m.
Having already committed £250,000 to the project in February 2021, the local authority agreed to fund the additional £221,000 and get firmly behind the project.
Plans state that the existing three court carpet tennis pitch would be demolished and replaced by three new indoor courts.
The development would also comprise a ‘link’ with toilets, changing facilities and an office for tennis coaches.
Dumfries and Galloway was previously identified as one of six priority areas in Scotland in abid to increase participation in the sport.