Mulbring scores a new tennis upgrade
Mulbring Tennis Courts reopened this week after receiving more than $54,000 worth of upgrades, $3,200 of which were funded by the Cessnock City Council Sporting Facilities Dollar for Dollar Grant.
The upgrades will include new sand filled synthetic grass, umpire seats, preservation of club house and improvements to the facility’s security.
Mulbring Public School students were particularly excited to return to the courts for the first time with Principal Donna Lennard, who will include tennis in next term’s sporting curriculum.
The tennis courts have historically played an important part in the Mulbring community’s sporting calendar and the upgrades have been well received by local residents.
"The Mulbring Tennis Courts have been a part of the community since the 1950s, and these new upgrades will ensure this sporting facility continues to be at the centre of sporting culture in this area,” Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said.
Many of the regular patrons of the tennis courts continue a familial legacy of tennis following their parents and grandparents before them.
“Thanks to the hard work of Janet Williams, Maria Mould, Vera Andrews, Joan Avery and Janelle Mould who make up the Management Committee, Mulbring now has a fantastic recreational facility for the future.”
The Management Committee are planning to host a range of events and tournaments kicking off with a tennis social event in May to say thank you to all who have made these upgrades possible.
The 2016-17 round of the Sporting Facilities Dollar for Dollar Grants is scheduled to open in the new financial year.
For more information visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/grants/council or call Customer Service on 02 4993 4300.