It will cover all eventualities when John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman arrive in Edinburgh for the ATP Champions Tour, just as the famously changeable Scottish summer gets under way.

This vaulted dome, made of PVC, will arch across the Edinburgh Accies rugby ground in Stockbridge to protect the players from the elements during the showcase event, which runs from June 20 to 23.

The feat of engineering will be in place following a six-month quest to come up with the perfect solution to deflect all weathers from the top-class tennis stars.

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Damon Farrell, from Airsculpt Ltd, who designed the dome, said: "When we were asked to provide a temporary demountable and reusable roof structure to cover an entire open air tennis court in Edinburgh, one of the UK's famously windy cities, we knew we had to come up with an innovative engineering concept."

Viki Mendelssohn, tournament director, described the court as "unique."

The structure will take three days to put up and will hold 2500 spectators.