Victoria Plains' only tennis club reaps benefits of newly surfaced courts

Facelift: The resurfaced courts at the Yerecoin Tennis Club were officially opened on Saturday, March 9 by Victoria Plains Shire President David Lovelock. Photo: Supplied.
Facelift: The resurfaced courts at the Yerecoin Tennis Club were officially opened on Saturday, March 9 by Victoria Plains Shire President David Lovelock. Photo: Supplied.

Yerecoin Tennis Club has good reason to celebrate with the resurfacing of four synthetic courts being officially complete.

The resurfaced courts were officially opened on Saturday, March 9 by Victoria Plains Shire President David Lovelock.

The opening of the newly resurfaced courts marks a three year commitment driven by the Yerecoin Tennis Club for $100,000 project.

Funding for the project was secured from the Yerecoin Progress Association, Victoria Plains Shire, Yerecoin Tennis Club, Sport Australia and Tennis Australia’s National Court Rebate Scheme (NCR).

A $10,000 donation, from an anonymous source, was also received.

Yerecoin Tennis Club President Hugh Johnson said the efforts in securing the funding were largely due to the commitment of Club Secretary Nat Nixon.

“Nat has worked tirelessly over the last three years in securing the necessary funding for the resurfacing of our courts," he said.

"She’s very modest about the fact, but there’s no denying that Nat was instrumental in the momentum which has ensured the projects completion."

The Yerecoin Tennis Club is the only tennis club in the Shire of Victoria Plains.

The club, with 82 members ranging from six-years-old to in their 70s, hosts eight locally sponsored member tournaments a year, as well as an open Ladies Day.

Ensuring a safer and more competitive playing environment for everyone to enjoy, Mr Johnson said the project has given the facility a significant revitalisation boost, encouraging the likelihood of new member injection. 

“Great facilities brings people out of the woodworks, and we’re confident that the resurfacing of our courts will do just that," he said.

"It’s about securing the future of our club and the significant sporting and social scene that it provides for our community.

“We’re working hard to increase our membership base and encourage a lifelong commitment to the sport and our club.

"Providing our members with great facilities is just the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our clubs long standing history."