13 August 2019 | Tennis ACT

Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club have completed the club’s Disability Access Project, officially opening the new facilities on Saturday 3 August.

President of Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club, Kathy Sly, was joined by Deputy Premier of NSW and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, Councillor Mark Schweikert, Deputy Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Council, Tennis ACT CEO, Kim Kachel, and William McLennan to officially untie the ribbon on the new facilities.

The club received funding through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to build disabled access to the tennis court complex in Campbell Street which included; widening gates, installing ramp access to the courts and building a new wheelchair compatible toilet.

Club President Kathy Sly said the works were a key priority in creating a welcoming environment for the club.

“In the last year or so the committee has invested considerable time and resources into strategic planning and prioritising our future requirements.”

“ The Disability Access Project is part of an overall refurbishment of the club’s facilities which also included painting and updated furniture as well as displaying some of the club’s history, to create a flexible multipurpose space for players and visitors.

“These new facilities enable the club to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) to enable all people to have the same opportunities to access sporting facilities.  They also provide opportunities for inclusion resulting in a social and cultural benefit for disabled athletes and visitors,” Sly added.

For more information on Queanbeyan Park Tennis Club, please visit their website.