4 October 2016 | Tennis Queensland

Twenty-five clubs across Queensland have shared in a $25,000 investment in facility upgrades thanks to grants funded by Heritage Bank and Tennis Queensland.

Pro One Tennis Academy on the Gold Coast was one of the successful applicants under the Heritage Bank Community Tennis Grants Program, receiving almost $2000 to extend the clubhouse and build a licensed café and bar area.

“I think we’ll get a lot more members with this, I think we’ll get a lot more people staying around which is what it’s all about; it’s not just about playing and leaving, but about being part of a club,” said Pro One Head Coach Shayne Tabb.

The grants were awarded to projects that will engage local communities, aid sustainability of the club and increase tennis participation including: clubhouse upgrades, lighting, landscaping, shade structures and signage.

“We’ve got a lot of adults playing social competitions and they don’t have access to coffee, a beer or wine after a game of tennis – which for us is a big part of the tennis experience as well as playing,” added Tabb.

Heritage Bank has been committed to building local communities throughout South East Queensland for the past 140 years and continue their long standing partnership with Tennis Queensland to build the state’s tennis community.

2016 Heritage Grant recipients

Bli Bli Tennis Club Sunshine Coast
Bundaberg Seniors Tennis Club Central
Clifton and District Tennis Association South
Currumbin Tennis Club Gold Coast
Ferny Hills – Pure Tennis Metro
Freshwater Tennis Club Far North
Gympie Tennis Association Sunshine Coast
Hervey Bay District Tennis Association Central
Home Hill Tennis Association North
Matchpoint Tennis Metro
Mooloolaba Tennis Club Sunshine Coast
Nambour and District Tennis Association Sunshine Coast
Park Ridge Tennis Centre Metro
Pine Country Tennis Metro
Pioneer Tennis Inc. North
Pittsworth Tennis Club South
Pro-One Tennis Academy Gold Coast
Redlynch Valley Tennis Club Far North
Samford Tennis Centre Metro
Shaw Park Tennis Centre Metro
Stanthorpe and District Tennis Association South
Tennis Logan City Metro
The University of Queensland Tennis Club Metro
Trinity Beach Tennis Club Far North
Tully Tennis Club Far North