Hitting an ace with new fence
TENNIS: The Theodore Tennis Association celebrated the construction of its new perimeter fence on Saturday, April 6.
The fence had been on the association's wish list for the past few years and, with grant funds made available by Evolution Mining and Tennis Queensland's Rural Sustainability Grant, it finally came to fruition.
Representatives from Evolution Mining and Tennis Queensland attended the day.
Kristy Hately from Evolution Mining and Mr Ken Hick - Tennis Projects manager from Tennis Queensland, congratulated the Theodore Tennis Association on obtaining the grants and completing the project.
Both were impressed by the entire tennis facility.
A delicious morning tea, supplied by the tennis club and coffee served by the Theodore State School Student Council, was enjoyed by all who attended.
High school Home Economics teacher Stephanie Brocklehurst and Maths and Science teacher Laura Gray assisted the students.
Following the opening a tennis fun day was held, with 30 very eager children from ages three to 14 taking part.
Ken Hick kindly offered coaching to some of the older children, while some members of the tennis club also delivered activities.
The three to eight-year-old children enjoyed a rotation of five different activities before trying their hand on the mini courts.
Many parents assisted with the activities, which was greatly appreciated.
Some of the adult members of the club also enjoyed a few games.
Prizes, donated by Tennis Australia, were drawn at the end of the day with many happy prize-winners going home with some great tennis merchandise.
The Theodore Tennis Association thanked its sponsors: Xtreme One Servo, Theodore Home and Garden, Ag n Vet Rural, Joseph Maloney Music, Renroc Industries and Queensland Maintenance Alliance.
Sponsors made the new club polo shirts and court signage possible.