News / Sport / Community / 29th July 2021
Upgrades to Binnaway tennis courts welcomed by members
Three new tennis nets and a new sign are welcome recent additions to the Binnaway tennis courts.
The nets were funded as part of the NSW Local Sport Grants program and the sign was funded through the Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Community Financial Assistance Donations.
Binnaway Tennis Club vice president, Emma Staples said the improvements were welcomed by club members and would help locals and visitors passing through to know there was an active club and who to contact to join in.
“We are extremely grateful to the NSW Government for the funding for new nets,” Emma said.
“Our old nets were in severe disrepair and held together with zip ties!
“The sign looks great and we thank the Warrumbungle Shire Council for providing funding to enable us to promote the club and hopefully encourage more people to participate.”
Member for Barwon Roy Butler called in to the courts to inspect the new nets and had a quick hit with members.
“I was pleased to be able to recommend the Binnaway Tennis Club’s application for funding under the Local Sport Grants fund - we were lucky enough in Barwon to receive additional funds over the total electorate allocation as we had such compelling applications from local groups,” Mr Butler said.
“The Binnaway community has done such a fantastic job in the last few years attracting funding for some truly fantastic community initiatives like getting the tennis club up and going.
“While my forehand isn’t fantastic, I did have a great time having a hit with the crew in Binnaway - I encourage anyone looking for a fun afternoon to get in touch with Jane.”
Warrumbungle Shire Council mayor, Cr Ambrose Doolan said it was pleasing to see regular tennis taking place at the courts after the club reformed in 2019.
“The Council is pleased to provide this support to the club by way of the Community Financial Assistance Donations as a recognition of the club’s “can do” attitude, and the benefits it brings to the community,” Cr Doolan said.
“Council has applied for funding under both the State Government’s Stronger Country CommunitiesProgramand the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to resurface the courts, so fingers crossed that there will be some further good news for the club and for Binnaway before the year’s end.”
The Binnaway Tennis Club is planning inter-club matches and welcomes new members to come and join in with their weekly social games.
To find out more, contact club secretary Jane Phillips on 0429 449 711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org