Upgrades on the cards for Coolum Tennis

Coolum Tennis Club is set to receive long awaited upgrades thanks to a $350,000 Council grant funded through the State’s COVID-19 Works for Queensland program.

The Coolum Tennis Club upgrade is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

The funds will be used to resurface four courts, and upgrade fencing and lighting.

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said he was pleased to see the Club benefit from the funding, which supports regional Councils to undertake maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.

“Not only did a recent audit by Tennis Queensland identify the need to resurface the club’s courts, it was also a priority for the Club, so this funding couldn’t have come at a better time,” Mr Purdie said. 

“With an increasing membership, it is great to see the Coolum Tennis Club benefit from infrastructure upgrades to help it cater for the growing demand, especially now when we need to do everything we can to support local jobs and increase community participation.

Divisional Councillor Maria Suarez welcomed the COVID-19 Works funding and said Sunshine Coast Council tried to ensure it reached a fair spread of shovel-ready projects across the region.

“Thanks to this funding, this much needed upgrade at the Coolum Tennis Club can be delivered sooner than originally planned, ready for our community to enjoy.”

Club Coach Andrew Ash said the hardcourts and fences were reaching the end of their working lives, and the committee had been working extremely hard to get grants and support to make it happen.

“When we received news of this grant, it was a great relief,” Mr Ash said.

“The club is at capacity for extended periods every week, and to have a facility that is of a high standard is critical for us to continue to attract and retain more players of all ages, abilities and experience.  “It’s a very exciting time for all the members and user groups who use our facility.”