TWO courts at Geilston Bay Tennis Club are ready for an upgrade with the assistance of a $37,030 Sport and Recreation Major Grant from the Tasmanian Liberal Government.
Geilston Bay Tennis Club committee member Campbell Palfrey said the two courts were well worn following more than 20 years of tennis and were beyond repair.
“Our club is a very active part of the Hobart tennis community with participation thriving in social and competitive tennis competitions, run throughout the week, evening and weekends,” he said.
“Courts three and four have been very well used for more than 20 years, so it is fantastic that we will be able to upgrade the courts this year to provide better facilities for our members and visitors.”
Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma said she was delighted the Tasmanian Government was able to support the club.
“It’s so important that we support participation in sport at all levels and to encourage people to be active at every stage of life,” she said.
“Playing sport sets up healthy lifelong habits and being part of a club and a community provides many social benefits as well.
“I am pleased that the Liberal Government has been able to support the Geilston Bay Tennis Club by contributing $37,030 to the project’s total cost of $74,000 through the Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program.”
The work will be carried out by Kingston contractor Synthetic Grass Tasmania over a four week period later this year.
Caption: Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma with members of the Geilston Bay and Kingston Tennis Clubs participating in the Wednesday Pennant.