Club loves prospect of ace new facilities
THE South Perth Lawn Tennis Club will see extensive facility upgrades in the New Year thanks to an $850,000 grant from the Housing Authority.
The City of South Perth will manage the club upgrades, which will involve eight new hard courts being built and clubhouse facilities improved.
The Housing Authority granted the funding to the club following the integration of Canning Lawn Tennis Club members after the Canning club was closed two years ago to make way for a housing development.
The Housing Authority pledged $850,000 to make room for the expanding membership two years ago but South Perth MLA John McGrath said he had been concerned the project had stalled.
Construction of the new courts will be managed by the City of South Perth and is estimated to begin in January.
“I’m very happy the City of South Perth has now signed an agreement with the Housing Authority to project manage construction of the new courts and lighting,” Mr McGrath said.
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the upgrades would provide competitive facilities to cater for the inclusion of the Canning Tennis Club members and the community.
Andrijano Jareb, South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty, Tim Freeth, South Perth MLA John McGrath and Stephen Zeeb.