20 January 2017 | Tennis Queensland

Tennis Clubs around Queensland are considering which project tops their bucket list, with an invitation to apply for a share of funding under the Heritage Bank Community Tennis Grants Program.

This year, clubs can apply for up to $2000 towards a project of their choice. Submissions should center on initiatives that increase participation and community engagement, aiding in the long term sustainability of the club.

“Heritage Bank takes great pride in actively supporting and developing local communities,” said Heritage Bank CEO Peter Lock. “We are very excited to continue supporting grassroots tennis clubs right around Queensland by funding a program that helps them improve and upgrade the facilities that they need most,” he added.

Last year, 25 clubs shared in a pool of funding worth $25,000, upgrading everything from signage, to paintwork and landscaping.

Logan City Tennis launched a new Hot Shots competition for aspiring juniors after successfully applying for funding in 2016. The league allows the newest generation of players to test themselves against friends from across the region in a fast and fun match-play format.

“We are really focusing on junior development, all our kids are really excited about it and numbers are up at all of our centres,” says Tennis Logan City President and former Olympian Paul Hanley.

The Heritage Bank Community Tennis Grants Program reaches its tenth year in 2017; a milestone appreciated by hundreds of clubs across Queensland that are better off thanks to the bank’s investment in tennis.

“It’s fantastic to see our partnership with Heritage Bank going from strength to strength, with local clubs benefiting every year from the generous initiative,” said CEO of Tennis Queensland Geoff Quinlan.

“Clubs are where the sport lives and thrives in Queensland. Any improvements we can make at a grassroots level is always appreciated by clubs and enjoyed by players.”

For more than 140 years, Heritage Bank has been committed to building local communities throughout south east Queensland. Heritage is proud to partner with Tennis Queensland to provide financial assistance to improve facilities and provide better customer experiences in clubs throughout the state. It’s Heritage Bank’s way of helping to build Queensland’s tennis community.

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