Member for Richmond Justine Elliot with club members.
Member for Richmond Justine Elliot with club members. Contributed

Funding grand slams for two tennis clubs

MURWILLUMBAH and Pottsville tennis clubs are being served up straight sets with federal and local council grants funding facility upgrades.

Federal funding of $20,000, along with $10,000 from Tweed Shire Council will see new court fencing at Murwillumbah Tennis.

The Pottsville Beach club will see an upgrade on one of two clay courts from $15,000 of federal funding, with council providing an additional $10,000.

Mayor Councillor Katie Milne said it was great to see the community pro-actively seeking to improve these facilities.

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot announced the federal grants as part of the Stronger Communities Program.

"These courts are great assets for keeping our community healthy and having fun," she said.

Council's recreation services unit coordinator Matt McCann said the clubs were great examples of sporting organisations proactive about not only providing their own funding, but working towards securing available grants.

"The clubs are providing a community service from community assets, so council is happy to provide support," Mr McCann said.


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