Last Friday night, Peregian Tennis Club hosted an ‘opening’ party to launch their new court lighting and fencing project.
The club’s overhaul was funded by a grant from the Queensland Government Get Playing Places and Spaces program. The dual-facelift saw a complete replacement of court fences, plus a new LED-lighting system.
The not-for-profit club expressed gratitude to the Department of Sport & Recreation for their support. “Our club is self-funded and not-for-profit and has operated successfully like this for nearly 40 years. But when it comes this once-in-30-year infrastructure, we could not do it without this support,” Club President Kim Lahey said. She also thanked the contractor, Centre Court Constructions and project manager, Tennis Queensland’s Mick Blomer.
About 60 adults and kids attended the event, with a welcome drink on arrival, on-court games and delicious Mexican Dinner organised by committee member Ingrid Allen.
“We’d now like to welcome new players and new members and encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy the benefits tennis has to offer, here at our ‘new’ facilities,” court manager Andrew Veale said.
The club sees itself as a place for the community to get together, as well as sporting venue, “We are more like a little town hall – with turf as it’s welcome mat,” Kim said.