Mo­lik serves grant to club

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - SPORT -

KALA­MUNDA Ten­nis Club can now up­grade its fa­cil­ity’s 40-year-old fenc­ing after re­ceiv­ing a $10,000 grant.

For­mer in­ter­na­tional Ali­cia Mo­lik pre­sented the club with the ANZ com­mu­nity grant last month be­fore play­ing a round with its junior mem­bers.

Mo­lik learnt to play ten­nis at Sea­side Ten­nis Club in Ade­laide and said be­cause of her con­nec­tion to it through junior de­vel­op­ment, she still played at the club when she was in the area.

“Junior de­vel­op­ment is ev­ery­thing; for me it was my iden­tity and pro­vided a real path­way for me,” she said. “I think if you can get kids in young and have them en­joy the sport and com­pe­ti­tion, they will al­ways want to be around the club and part of the club.”

Mo­lik said she was proud to present the grant be­cause she knew that club im­prove­ments of­ten helped in­crease mem­ber­ships and grew in­ter­est in the com­mu­nity, which af­fected a club’s suc­cess.

Ali­cia Mo­lik play­ing Kala­munda Ten­nis Club ju­niors.

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