Heritage Building Society fosters future of tennis on Sunshine Coast
Grants to clubs in Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Woombye and Coolum
The next Pat Rafter or Sam Stosur may soon be stepping out on a Sunshine Coast tennis court thanks to an exciting community development program jointly funded by Heritage Building Society and Tennis Queensland.
Heritage and Tennis Queensland today announced grants totalling $6000 for four Sunshine Coast tennis clubs to upgrade their facilities. The grants are as follows:
- Caloundra Tennis Association: $2000 (Clubhouse and kitchen upgrades)
- Mooloolaba Tennis Club: $1500 (Retaining wall, drainage and landscaping)
- Woombye Tennis Club: $1500 (Clubhouse refurbishments)
- Coolum Tennis Club: $1000 (Clubhouse refurbishments)
The community tennis grants program is designed to upgrade the facilities in place at local clubs throughout the state. The program has so far funded more than $40,000 in grants to 36 clubs over two years.
The aim is to ensure that these local clubs have the right facilities to encourage all players to enjoy tennis, whether they are just starting out or are veterans of the sport.
Heritage Regional Sales Manager Kylie Jackson said the community development program was a perfect way for the Society to make a positive contribution to the Sunshine Coast community.
“At Heritage, we are all about supporting and developing our communities,” she said.
“Tennis is a fantastic sport that can be played by people of all ages and walks of life. It’s also a very social sport that is a cornerstone of many local communities.
“Heritage is excited to be able to support grass-roots clubs here on the Sunshine Coast by funding a program that helps them improve and upgrade the facilities that they need most.
“Who knows - the next big star in Australian tennis may well get their start at one of these clubs.”
Tennis Queensland CEO Cameron Pearson said the Heritage Community Grants offer excellent assistance to clubs throughout the state.
“The Heritage Building Society Community Grant program provides fantastic assistance to tennis centres throughout Queensland,” Mr Pearson commented.
“Assisting clubs financially enables facility upgrades, enhancing the tennis experience for local communities.
"This ultimately helps promote the future growth and expansion of the sport we love by providing top class tennis facilities for all to enjoy.”