Parkes Tennis Club aces federal funding

The lights and facilities at the Parkes Tennis Club are set for upgrade, thanks to a $13,000 injection from the Federal Government, Riverina Nationals’ MP Michael McCormack has announced.

“Sport is the glue which binds regional communities and it is critical the facilities in county areas are suited to help breed the next generation of champions,” Mr McCormack said.

“Tennis Clubs such as this one at Parkes offer a great opportunity to locals to engage in everything from very competitive tennis tournaments to a social hit with friends.

“That’s why we can see the great benefit this $13,000 investment in lighting and other facilities from the Federal Government will bring to Parkes.”

Mr McCormack said The Nationals’ investment in the Stronger Communities Programme has assisted many local volunteer organisations to take centre court with federal funding.

“The Nationals understand how vital local volunteer groups such as these are to the social fabric of country communities. This is why we have tailored the Stronger Communities Programme to the kinds of organisations which may not always get funding.

“I know the work that will be undertaken here will ensure the next generation of sporting stars and people who love sport can have the best opportunity to succeed in their local community,” Mr McCormack said.

The $13,000 investment will be made as part of the Coalition’s Stronger Communities Programme.

Cristy Houghton