Funding grand slam for Lindisfarne Tennis Club

THE Lindisfarne Tennis Club will soon bask in the glow of new court lighting after receiving more than $35,000 in funding from the State Government.

Awarded through the Liberal Government’s Community Infrastructure Fund, the funding will see the replacement of the existing lights on courts one and three with newer and more energy efficient options.

“Better facilities and equipment like the new lights will enable the club to grow its membership base and sustain and enhance community and social health and wellbeing,” Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman said

“The Community Infrastructure Fund is providing $4 million to support around 120 important local projects across the state, which is part of our plan to build Tasmania’s future.”

Lindisfarne Tennis Club president Peter Hobday said the club was “very pleased” to receive the funding assistance, which covered the complete cost of the new lights.

“Our existing lights have been there for more than 30-years, so this funding will go a long way to keeping our club fully-equipped and up-to-date,” he said.

“The new lights will be of better quality, gentler on our neighbours and much more economical, which is becoming increasingly important with the rising electricity prices.

“The new lights will also hopefully be more attractive for new members, as well as beneficial to our junior squads who regularly train on the courts.”

Mr Hobday said the new lights were expected to be up and running in mid-August.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Lindisfarne Tennis Club, phone Peter Hobday on 0408 393 311.

Caption: Lindisfarne Tennis Club members, front row front left, Jess Fowler, Summer Wilkinson, Olivia Wilkinson, George Anderson with, back row from left, Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma, Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman and head coach John Playle.