Farming community’s tennis courts resealed, reborn
They look fab from above – and they’re even better when you’re playing on them!
After years and years of hard-fought rallies, baseline slugfests and general grudge-match poundings, the community of Koongawa has had its wish granted – and its tennis courts rejuvenated.
It cost $33,000 to complete the job; the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing chipped in three-quarters of that ($24,000 to be precise) under Round 43 of our Active Club Program.
The result: three lovely, smooth, even courts, with increased traction for players indulging in a ‘friendly’ social match.
Not only does that mean the courts are safer - they’ll also last longer.
For the small farming community 200km west of Whyalla, that means the courts will continue to be a valuable social focus for many years to come:
“Having our courts upgraded helps our club to remain the social and active hub for our community.
“This encourages more people to get out and stay active.”
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