Port Lincoln Tennis Association works completed

RESURFACED: Port Lincoln Tennis Association president Julie Polkinghorne with local players Chris Cheriton and Pat Ramage on the newly surfaced tennis court.
RESURFACED: Port Lincoln Tennis Association president Julie Polkinghorne with local players Chris Cheriton and Pat Ramage on the newly surfaced tennis court.

The Port Lincoln Tennis Association is happy to see the completion of upgrade works which have been taking place across 12 years.

Resurfacing works at the association's courts on Tennyson Terrace were completed on April 7, at a cost of $125,000.

The upgrade was made possible thanks to funding from the Office or Recreation, Sport and Racing's Sporting Surfaces Program, as well as funds from the association, Tennis Australia and Port Lincoln Community Bank. 

Port Lincoln City Council also contributed as project managers and in kind work with the controlled cut on the court.

Tennis association president Julie Polkinghorne said the courts were upgraded eight years ago and before the most recent upgrade a raised lip had formed around the outside.

"This has been addressed and hopefully with the controlled cut this will limit this happening," she said.

Mrs Polkinghorne said these works competed the 10 year business plan in completely upgrading the association's facilities at Tennyson Terrace and Stevenson Street.

She said she had been president for the past 12 years while works had been going on and was happy to see the club's plans come to fruition.

"We're very excited because now we can actually concentrate on growing our sport and participation levels," she said.

"It's very rewarding for me to see the vision we had 12 years ago now being completed with support of the committee and our volunteers."