Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan with Senator Bridget McKenzie and members of the Ulmarra Tennis Club at the recent grant announcement. Image: Contributed

Ulmarra tennis court gets a resurface

Court 2 at the Ulmarra Tennis Club will be levelled and resurfaced with synthetic grass thanks to a Federal Government grant of almost $15,000, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.

“Court 2 was a bit old and worn. The Club came to me asking for help to bring it up to date,” he said.

“The new surface will improve playing conditions and also attract new members.

“This wonderful news for the club and the community.

“It is a key priority of our government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport and this investment to upgrade the court will provide a real encouragement for community members to get active.”

Club President Ted Niland said: “We are truly excited and very appreciative to receive 50% grant funding for a resurfaced synthetic grass court.

“This court will assist to build a stronger community through continued participation of Ulmarra Tennis Club’s mid-week social night comp.

“The resurfaced court will also be utilized with Clarence Social Tennis Group’s Saturday afternoon comp with teams from Junction Hill, Waterview Heights and Coutts Crossing.

“We believe tennis is a great opportunity for people of all ages to build friendships, be active and be part of the local community.

“Ulmarra Tennis Club would like to thank Kevin Hogan MP Federal Member for Page and our current members for their contributions and efforts to have this project come to fruition.

New members to Ulmarra Tennis Club are always welcomed and can email ulmarratennisclub@gmail for more information.