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Taroona Tennis Club scores essential upgrade

THE Taroona Tennis Club has been served a much-needed upgrade to its club facilities.

The upgrades, which were completed with the assistance of a $50,000 grant through the Community Infrastructure Fund, included the resurfacing of courts and installation of new lights.

Club president Alan Sutherland said in addition to receiving grants from various sources totalling more than $130,000, the club had contributed $58,000 for the work to be completed.

“This has enabled an upgrade of three court surfaces and replacement of net posts, installation of new court lighting poles and lamps, a switchboard and metre box and a new power pole to TasNetworks standards,” he said.

Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer, who assisted the club in securing the grant, said the old lights had been in place for nearly 40-years and were in desperate need of upgrading.

“The club had invested in resurfacing the courts, but discovered that the lighting pylons had corroded at the base and were potentially dangerous and needed to be removed,” she said.

“The State Government grant assisted not only with the installation of new lights, but also an upgrade to the electrical infrastructure required for the lighting.”

Since its inception in 1959, the Taroona Tennis Club has thrived thanks to the hard work of committee and club volunteers to create what is one of the most respected tennis clubs in Tasmania.

Ms Archer said the Government was committed to working directly with community clubs such as the Taroona Tennis Club.

“This allows community clubs to improve infrastructure for the benefit of its members of all ages which, in turn, helps build strong and healthy communities,” she said.

Caption: Clockwise from left, Taroona Tennis Club president Alan Sutherland, committee members Oliver Grant and Daniel Kaimatsoglu, vice president John Davies, Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer and junior members Alexander Kaimatsoglu and Elsa Grant.

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