Heritage Bank hits a winner for Queensland tennis

Another 18 grass-roots tennis clubs across Queensland will update their facilities this year thanks to the continuation of a valuable community development program funded by Heritage Bank and Tennis Queensland.

Heritage and Tennis Queensland have just announced the recipients of the 2013 round of grants, which will invest $20,000 in improvements for local clubs.

The program has now funded more than $80,000 in grants to 68 clubs across Queensland over four years.

The aim is to ensure that these local clubs have the right facilities to encourage all players to enjoy the great game of tennis, whether they are just starting out or are veterans of the sport.

The recipients of the grants are as follows:

  • Cooroy Tennis Club: $1500 to upgrade the club car park
  • Mundubbera Tennis Association: $1500 to paint the clubhouse
  • Hervey Bay and District Tennis Association: $1500 to install a children’s play area
  • Mudgeereeba Tennis Club: $1500 to resurface the outdoor observation/recovery area
  • Wynnum District Lawn Tennis Association: $1500 for a new shade structure and painting
  • Innisfail and District Tennis Association: $1500 to install pathways at the complex
  • Freshwater Tennis Club: $1500 to repaint the clubhouse
  • Bowen Tennis Association: $1250 to repaint the clubhouse
  • Tennis Townsville: $1050 to resurface the clubhouse floor
  • Gatton Tennis Association: $1500 to paint the clubhouse and improve the entrance
  • Eumundi Tennis Club: $450 for beautification of club grounds
  • Mapleton Tennis Club: $1065 to connect power to existing shed
  • Middlemount Community Sports Association: $667 to replace coverings on clubhouse floor
  • Hinterland Tennis Club: $715 to replace seating and to paint a hitting wall
  • Tennis Brisbane: $1000 for improvement works
  • Home Hill Tennis Association: $500 to install a wall-mounted television
  • Goondiwindi and District Tennis Association: $1000 to install a PA system and new drinks fountain
  • Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club: $900 for beautification of club grounds

Heritage Bank CEO Mr John Minz said the community grants program was a perfect way to make a positive contribution to each tennis club.

“At Heritage, we are all about supporting and developing our communities,” he 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 right around Queensland by funding a program that helps them improve and upgrade the facilities that they need most.

“The next big star in Australian tennis may well get their start at one of these clubs.”

Tennis Queensland CEO Cameron Pearson said; “The program has made a significant impact. These tennis communities now have better facilities including hitting walls, shade sails, bench seating and refurbished clubhouses. These things have all been made possible due to the support of the Heritage Bank community grants program.”

* Based on a $150,000 loan over 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.