Equipment grants welcomed by clubs
SOUTH Perth Tennis Club is among a number of southern suburbs sporting clubs to receive new equipment, thanks to the Sports Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme.
The scheme recognises that sporting clubs are under pressure with population growth, increasing demand for equipment and the cost to supply the equipment each year.
South Perth Tennis Club treasurer Richard Chyne said the subsidy was critical to be able to purchase essential equipment.
“As a not-for-profit association, we strive hard to keep participation costs down, not only for members but also for the general community who hire our courts for training and casual play,” Chyne said.
“Good equipment is essential to the enjoyment of sport and a requirement to support the regulations around the game.
“Playing sport is essential to the health and wellbeing of the community and every effort should be made to encourage the community to play a sport such as tennis, which is ideal for both sexes of any age and playing ability.”
The subsidy will go towards the replacement of three worn-out nets in time for season opening in October.