NET GAIN AS WEST TAMWORTH TENNIS CLUB ACES $100,000 MY COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT
A grant of $100,060 is set to breathe new life into the West Tamworth Tennis Club, creating a space for the whole community to enjoy games of tennis and table tennis.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the windfall for the tennis club was funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project program.
“This is a real community project that captured the imagination of its supporters who put a lot of work into their ideas.
“This upgrade will create a space for the whole community to enjoy a game of tennis and table tennis.
“It will provide a big improvement to the current facilities, including the upgrade of toilets and clubhouse to meet the requirements of the Australian disability building code.
“There are stacks of benefits including access for the disabled and elderly and promoting active, healthy lifestyles.
“I want to see our kids get up off the couch, put down their screens and computer games, put on their joggers and get out and get active.
“The tennis club will also have a program in place to get the disadvantaged participating in tennis or table tennis and run wheelchair tennis programs and competitions.
“The upgrades will be carried out by a licensed builder, which will happen within 12 months of receiving the approved funding.
West Tamworth Tennis Club committee member, Tim Keen said the announcement was fantastic news for the club.
“We’re a small committee of about eight people and I reckon there hasn’t been any upgrade to our facilities for at least 30 years,” he said.
“Once the upgrade is finalised, we will promote a free come and try day with fun activities the whole community can participate in.”
For further information visit www.nsw.gov.au/mycommunityproject