New fa­cil­i­ties the envy of the re­gion

Gayn­dah tennis courts given much-needed up­grade

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT - ❏ Bran­don Livesay

VIS­IT­ING tennis clubs will be daz­zled with the new­fa­cil­i­ties at Gayn­dah.

Re­plac­ing the wooden prac­tice wall at the Gayn­dah Tennis Club is a newce­ment­wall, along with a ren­o­vated kitchen, a new toi­let block with five toi­lets, in­clud­ing a dis­abled ac­cess toi­let, and shower with a chang­ing bench top for par­ents.

Gayn­dah Tennis Club pres­i­dent Ben Slack said there was just two toi­lets built with the orig­i­nal club­house in the 1950s.

“It was em­bar­rass­ing re­ally, hav­ing the courts here and cater­ing for larger crowds,” he said.

“We now prob­a­bly have the best fa­cil­ity in the North Bur­nett.

“We have saved up for a few years and we put in for a grant.”

“We now prob­a­bly have the best fa­cil­ity in the North Bur­nett"

Slack said the ren­o­va­tions cost about $8500.

“The Depart­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation paid 75%,” he said.

The club also had a mas­sive boost to their project when the Cy­cle Queens­land event came to Gayn­dah ear­lier this year.

“We catered for lunch and break­fast for about 400 peo­ple and made about $3500,” Slack said.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

TENNISCLUBUPGRADES:(From­left) So­phieYoung, So­phie Tay­lor, Mark Dold­ing, Cal­lum Slack, Mitchell Baker, Ai­den New­man and Adam Pearse are im­pressed with the new fa­cil­i­ties.

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