Tennis upgrade hitting winners in Barwon Heads

June 10, 2024 BY

FACILITIES upgrades now in progress at Barwon Heads Tennis Club are giving local players improved conditions for competitive and social play.

The $275,000 project has been fully funded by the Victorian government through its 2021-22 Strategic Projects initiative and is being delivered by the City of Greater Geelong.

Work so far has seen the re-surfacing of two courts with synthetic grass, while installation of LED sports lighting on the club’s two unlit courts is in progress.

The remaining funds will be put towards minor clubhouse renovations.

Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan joined Bellarine MP Alison Marchant, Barwon Heads Tennis Club committee members Gary Willson, David Reid, Emma Webb, and Jason Schoenmaekers, and councillors Jim Mason and Elise Wilkinson to view the progress of the works earlier this week.

“The Barwon Heads Tennis Club upgrade will go a long way to support the growing number of people in Barwon Heads and surrounds who are interested in getting involved in community sport,” Ms Marchant said.

“We’re investing in great projects like this as they encourage more people to get fit, active, and involved in local sport, create more local jobs and boost home grown sporting communities.”

Cr Sullivan said the two resurfaced courts would provide an alternative to the venue’s existing hard courts.

“The synthetic grass is great for all-round play and easier on joints than hard courts, and the completion of the lighting upgrade will mean all six of the club’s courts can be used at night.

“We appreciate the Victorian Government’s funding to enable us to deliver a project that will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the Barwon Heads community.”

It is expected the full project will be completed in September.