Boneo and Bittern Tennis Clubs will receive a combined $92,468 as part of the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program.
Boneo Tennis Club will receive $42,468 to upgrade lighting infrastructure while Bittern Tennis Club will receive $50,000 to upgrade two clay courts at their Creswell Road home.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP stated that this funding would mean more locals can be more active, more often.
“A few short weeks ago at the Australian Open, we saw firsthand how the next generation of Australian tennis stars are making their mark at the international level,” Minister Hunt said.
“While players like Alex de Minaur and Ash Barty shined under the bright lights at Melbourne Park, we know their tennis journeys didn’t start there. They started at clubs like those in Bittern and Boneo.”
“Both Boneo and Bittern already have numerous members of all ages and these grants will allow them both to provide improved facilities for casual and aspiring players alike.”
“Sport isn’t simply part of the Australian DNA, it is a strong part of the community spirit here on the Mornington Peninsula and these upgrades will unlock the potential for more locals to be more active.”