Murrumbateman Tennis will soon be “set” following the award of a $130,000 grant to resurface the courts, from the Regional Sports Facility Fund by the NSW Government.
Murrumbateman Tennis Club is one among 41 regional NSW organisations to share in more than $24 million for new and upgraded sports facilities in Round 2 of the Fund.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman announced the funding today.
“Last year was tough for everyone, particularly for our local sport organisations with games postponed due to COVID,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“The awarding of these grants provides hope that 2022 will be a better year for sport and recreation across NSW.”
The funding will enable Murrumbateman Tennis Club to purchase and install a new synthetic grass surface.
“This will widely benefit members of the club by improving playing conditions, as well as safety and appeal for members, volunteers and visitors.”
Murrumbateman Tennis Club President, Natasha Amerasinghe said the funding was a welcome boost for the tennis club and Murrumbateman community.
“The facility’s playing surface is quickly reaching its end-of-life and assistance from the Regional Sports Facility Fund will allow Murrumbateman Tennis to replace it with a new and improved surface”
“Funding large capital improvements such as this is a challenge to the Murrumbateman Tennis Club and the success of this grant will contribute to the ongoing sustainability of the club and ensure the growth of the sport in our region.
Yass Valley Mayor Allan McGrath said it was great to see the NSW Government investing in a local sporting club’s future.
“I congratulate Murrumbateman Tennis Club and Yass Valley Council staff on their funding application and thank Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman for today’s announcement,” Mayor McGrath said.
“Clubs, such as this one, are important meeting places for our community and it’s paramount we continue to support them as they support us to get out and about.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Fund has provided more than $49 million over two years to increase participation and promote healthy lifestyles.
The Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility provides grants from $100,000 – $1 million to eligible sport and recreation organisations and councils. For the full list of recipients and further information on the Fund visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants