$130,000 ace by ten­nis club

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Sport - BY ROBERT MUIR

“It’s a fan­tas­tic part­ner­ship,” Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mur­ray Damian Drum told key peo­ple in­volved in the three-way part­ner­ship at the club last Wednesday.

“It’s a great an­nounce­ment. Well done to Mark (Mark Hen­der­son CEO Moira) for the $20,000 to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the carpark. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Jo and Daryl (ten­nis club’s sec­re­tary and pres­i­dent re­spec­tively) for get­ting the ap­pli­ca­tion in.”

The club is com­mit­ting up to $30,000 and a Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment con­tri­bu­tion of $77,241 was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by Yarra­wonga Lawn Ten­nis Club and Moira Shire Coun­cil.

Club pres­i­dent Daryl Ben­nett ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment and Moira Shire Coun­cil, and to club sec­re­tary Jo, and com­mit­tee­man Noel Thomas for their roles in the grant ap­pli­ca­tion.

“Thank you very much for your as­sis­tance in giv­ing a grant to this pro­ject,” Moira Shire Coun­cil­lor Peter Law­less told Mr Drum. “It just shows what can be done when peo­ple have a go.”

The ten­nis club’s new-look carpark en­trance off the re­cently con­structed road along­side the swim­ming pool - which fol­lows in­creased safety mea­sures in re­spect of Yarra­wonga Hol­i­day Park - will be the en­trance used by most ten­nis play­ers and mem­bers. Fenc­ing will be in­volved.

Club im­prove­ments will in­clude re­place­ment of the ex­ist­ing shed be­side the hard courts. “The shed will be re­placed with a big­ger shed and ex­tra bays un­der cover for spec­ta­tors from the sun. The shed will also in­clude stor­age and work shed for ground staff,” club sec­re­tary Jo McCarthy told the Yarra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

“There will be a path­way with light­ing from the carpark through the sep­a­rated lawn courts to the club­house. The open grand­stand will be re­lo­cated, maybe to be­come sections.”

Mr Drum com­mented that the pro­ject is “a very good prac­ti­cal job and coun­try peo­ple are good at do­ing this work”. “The lawn courts are al­ways mag­nif­i­cent,” he said.

Ten­nis Vic­to­ria and Ten­nis Aus­tralia of­fi­cials rate the courts in the high­est terms, hav­ing de­scribed the courts “as good as Kooy­ong” to the Yarra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

Ide­ally, Yarra­wonga Lawn Ten­nis Club would like to have the shed, fence and carpark com­pleted by Easter, in time for its big Easter Tour­na­ment.

An up­graded en­trance to the Yarra­wonga Lawn Ten­nis Club and fa­cil­ity im­prove­ments to­talling an over­all ap­prox­i­mate $130,000 are to oc­cur, cour­tesy of team­work by the club, Moira Shire Coun­cil and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

Ready to serve up a $130,000 pro­ject … ten­nis club pres­i­dent Daryl Ben­nett and Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mur­ray Damian Drum with rac­quets in hand; also pic­tured, club sec­re­tary Jo McCarthy and com­mit­tee­man Noel Thomas.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.