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Major boost for Sunshine Tennis Club

THE Sunshine Tennis Club in Howrah has received a much-needed funding boost on the back of a major grant from the Tasmanian Government.

As part of the 2018-2019 Major Grants Program, the club was awarded more than $41,000 to help construct two new tennis court surfaces.

Sunshine Tennis Club president Sean Kelly said the funding would help increase participation at the club.

“It’s been 15 years since we’ve had to rebuild the courts and they were starting to get very slippery,” he said.

“Members will now be playing on brand new courts and their social and competitive tennis will be extremely enhanced.

“We’re always interested in trying to open up our facilities to the broad community in Howrah and the surrounding suburbs.”

Minister for Sport and Recreation Jacquie Petrusma said the funding was helping get more Tasmanians into active sport and recreation.

“We’re committed to supporting important sports organisations, like the Sunshine Tennis Club, in assisting more Tasmanians to get out and be active throughout the year,” she said.

Caption: From left, Sunshine Tennis Club members Martin Hayes, Vicki Ions, Brian May and president Sean Kelly.