Taralga Tennis Club's new courts increase membership

Apr 23, 2012 by

“We now have a wonderful facility and it is thanks to Veolia Mulwaree Trust and its generosity in supporting the local community,” wrote Martha Grahame, Secretary of the Taralga and District Tennis Association.

“We now have two new all weather surface artificial turf tennis courts, one of which can be used for playing futsal or for junior hockey training. It is a wonderful result for our community because such facilities were only previously available in Goulburn or Crookwell.”  The total project cost was $58,115 of which $12,500 was provided by the Veolia Mulwaree Trust grant.

The Taralga and District Tennis Association think that the p

roject will benefit both their organisation and the wider community of Taralga and district. They have already seen an increase to their membership due to the new courts. The weekend coaching numbers have also increased and they are hoping to start an adult tennis competition in 2012.

The Taralga and District Tennis Association had for many years been trying to get two more all weather tennis courts so that they have four available courts. This would enable competition to be played in Taralga as they have enough courts for four simultaneous matches to be played. It also assists the tennis coaching program, both on the weekend and the program they run in conjunction with Taralga Public School.

They now have a mulri-purpose court with futsal/hockey lines that can be used to play Futsal (small sided soccer) or to train for hockey in the winter months. The new courts have removable posts which facilitate this and are easy to maintain.