Council serves up ace for East Albury tennis

15 May 2014

The East Albury Tennis Club is set for a $385,000 facelift after Council approved a contract for construction of a new clubhouse.

Council endorsed Wodonga-based Connelly Construction Services to complete the project, which gets underway this week.

The project will be jointly funded by Council and the tennis club, which has raised $145,000 towards the upgrade.

The existing clubhouse will be demolished and extended to encompass a 230m2 facility, 130m2 of sheltered area and a further 100m2 of associated facilities including kitchen, toilets, shower, meeting room and storage.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said the upgrade would be an important boost for one of Albury’s leading sporting clubs.

“This is a really important investment in a club that is growing,” he said. “48 teams compete in night tennis, six teams compete in Saturday pennant, social competition takes place three mornings a week and more than 100 children receive coaching.”

“It’s important that local facilities are equipped to match growing demand. Grassroots sports is a huge part of our community and their continued success requires investment in the facilities and infrastructure local clubs need to thrive.”

“Connelly’s tender came in at $20,000 under-budget, which made them an obvious choice from a very strong field of contenders,” Mayor Mack added. “The East Albury Tennis Club and Management should also be congratulated for their hard work. They’ve made a significant contribution to the project which has helped make this important upgrade possible.”

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