IT was game, set and match for members of the Taroona Tennis Club recently when they received news of a $50,000 Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF) grant for the installation of new court lights.
Taroona Tennis Club member Oliver Grant said the CIF grant would give the club a new lease on life.
“Taroona is very fortunate to have such a modern sporting facility, which will have three courts illuminated when the project is completed,” he said.
The old lighting at Taroona Tennis Club had been in place for roughly 40-years.
The new lights will be hinged to reduce maintenance costs and will have the capacity to accommodate advances in technology when LED globes become more affordable.
Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer said the survival of the Taroona Tennis Club was reliant on its membership.
“Many of the club’s members play social tennis after work throughout the year, so adequate court lighting is essential,” she said.
“This grant will not only cover the installation of new lights, but also an upgrade to the electrical infrastructure in preparation for new lighting.”
Mr Grant said the Taroona Tennis Club was a family-friendly establishment.
“We are always looking to provide opportunities for children to play and develop their tennis skills with the help of our Tennis Australia junior development coach Andrew Etherington,” he said.
“Also, it is just as important that parents have time available to enjoy having a hit in the evenings.”
Caption: Taroona Tennis Club members, clockwise from left, Andrew Etherington, Oliver Grant, Daniel Kaimatsoglu and young players Sophia Kaimatsoglu and Elsa Grant with Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer.