Shot in the arm for Pax Hill Tennis Club

Traralgon’s Pax Hill Tennis Club will receive help from the Federal Government to resurface two of its courts.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester recently announced $15,000 had been approved so the club committee could commence resurfacing work.

Pax Hill Tennis Club’s financial treasurer and fundraising coordinator Barb Webb said the club was grateful for the support.

“This will bring our club into the next phase of its life. A new fresher look, a perfect playing surface and kinder on the body to boot,” she said.

“Members’ families and committee members have been fundraising for many years to financially contribute to this project and we are proud to be able to match the funding offered by the Federal Government.

“The committee has consulted with many tennis court surfacing companies and our resident coaches have played a vital role with researching surfaces with the committee.

“We feel the new acrylic ‘sportspave’ high performance surface, will be much talked about by our visiting opposition teams who in the past have had a laugh saying when they play at Pax it is like playing on the road.”

More than 100 students are involved in coaching programs at the centre.

Pax Hill Tennis has four courts and the committee is seeking Latrobe City Council’s support to complete resurfacing of the other two courts at the same time.

Resurfacing work is expected to begin soon so the courts will be ready for the summer tennis season.

Mr Chester said $300,000 had been allocated to the #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program over two years to fund small capital projects in Gippsland.