Equip­ment grants wel­comed by clubs

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

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.

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