The upgrade of three tennis courts at Yass Lawn Tennis Club with synthetic turf in addition to the lighting of two courts will be delivered under the latest wave of projects rolling out under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman made the announcement on Monday, citing projects like Yass Lawn Tennis Club helping build upon the NSW Government’s vision to make regional NSW the best place to live, work and visit.
“I am so pleased that the NSW Government could contribute $194,512 of the $219,512 that the Lawn Tennis Club needed to bring the court resurfacing and lighting project to fruition.
“The Yass Valley and Yass Lawn Tennis Club are so fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers looking to enhance the game of tennis in Yass.
“They have managed to successfully secure funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Program to upgrade three of their five tennis courts to a synthetic surface.
“This will help facilitate more access to tennis for the public during the week, in the evenings and at weekends. Congratulations Yass this is a great project,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Yass Lawn Tennis Club Captain Michele Whitters welcomed the funding.
“Game, set and match, this tremendous additional boost to the Yass Lawn Tennis Club by the NSW Government, will facilitate access to tennis for the public during the week, in the evenings and at weekends.
“The allweather courts will remove the barriers of inclement weather and court preparation. The lights will see night tennis resume after many years. The synthetic courts will enable the Club to provide women’s social tennis during the week, offer coaching opportunities for children and adults, increase interclub competitions with clubs in the region, and provide many more innovative tennis opportunities for the Yass community,” Ms Whitters said.