ors_slim_banner_athletics.jpg ors_slim_banner_bikes.jpg ors_slim_banner_cycle.jpg ors_slim_banner_velodrm.jpg ors_slim_banner_bike_race.jpg ors_slim_banner_kids_run.jpg ors_slim_banner_netball.jpg ors_slim_banner_row.jpg ors_slim_banner_rowing.jpg ors_slim_banner_shooting.jpg ors_slim_banner_swim.jpg ors_slim_banner_soccer.jpg ors_slim_banner_stadium.jpg

Hills tennis players practising safer sport

Hills tennis players practising safer sport

New fence helps keep players and motorists separate!

Strathalbyn Tennis Club 

The Strathalbyn Tennis Club has completed another stage of a major upgrade, with the installation of a new perimeter fence.

The club had already brought its playing surfaces up to national standard (thanks to a $90,000 grant from ORS), and has now done the same with its rear fence, which backs on to a busy road.

The old fence – built around 30 years ago - had rusted and bowed significantly, and, at just under three metres high, wasn’t high enough to prevent many balls lobbing on to the adjoining road.

The club says with players frequently having to cross the road to retrieve balls, the danger was real – and growing.

The new, $20,000 fence is much higher, at about 3.7 metres, and is fixed to rails top and bottom, meaning it is ‘strained’ correctly and therefore more resistant to sagging and bowing.

The club’s Clive Rafferty says the fence is not only better at stopping stray balls, but looks great too.

He hopes it will help attract more players to the club, which in turn will bring in more revenue and mean further improvements can be made.

ORS contributed $10,000 to this latest project under its Active Club program.

Contact: Linda Harvey

Phone: 8457 1434

Email: