Traralgon’s Pax Hill Tennis Club players have something extra to cheer about this Christmas with all four of their courts getting resurfaced.
Club treasurer Barb Webb said local tradesmen and club members were volunteering to keep costs to a minimum and provide assistance.
The club has put in $15,000 of its own funds and will repay a loan for the balance of the costs, while Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $15,000 from the Federal Government for the resurfacing.
Latrobe City Council has provided a $20,000 no interest loan so all four courts could be resurfaced at once.
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“Our All-Abilities Program will soon resume and we are excited that we can now include players who are in a wheelchair,” she said.
“Members have been fundraising for many years for this upgrade and I commend the volunteers and their families who have brought this project to fruition,”
“It is a credit to the committee and club helpers who have been able to work with other local tennis clubs, Tennis Victoria and all levels of government to provide a safer court surface for years to come.”
The tennis club’s public open day is planned for 12