FUNDING ACE: Callide Valley Tennis players (back) Stuart Arnold, Owen Ambrey, with Colin Boyce MP, Noah Bongers and club president Tim Nelson. Front: Riley, Claire and Adam Arnold look forward to court upgrades.
FUNDING ACE: Callide Valley Tennis players (back) Stuart Arnold, Owen Ambrey, with Colin Boyce MP, Noah Bongers and club president Tim Nelson. Front: Riley, Claire and Adam Arnold look forward to court upgrades. Glen Porteous

GAME, SET, FUNDING FOR NEW COURTS

CALLIDE Valley Tennis Association has aced funding of $143,009 from the Department of Sport and Recreation to replace two existing courts.

Club president Tim Nelson was grateful for the funding to improve the playing surface for the courts.

"At the moment we are in the planning with Tennis Queensland's project manager Ken Hick to organise a contractor to come down and let us know what the time frame is for work to commence,” Mr Nelson said.

"Everyone is excited about this because we have been applying for funding over the last four years and now we can rectify some surface issues.

"Tennis Queensland did, at one stage, talk about safety because of trip hazards with the old courts but now we can continue hosting tournaments.”

Member for Callide Colin Boyce was on hand to inspect the old courts where the upgrades will commence.

"It's a wonderful piece of funding by Sport and Recreation for a rural country town to revamp two of its tennis courts,” Mr Boyce said.


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