Tennis club nets redevelopment money

An artist's impression of the proposed East Fremantle Tennis Club redevelopments.
An artist's impression of the proposed East Fremantle Tennis Club redevelopments.

IT has been years in the making, but the East Fremantle Tennis Club’s redevelopment is gathering momentum.

The club is planning to refurbish their existing clubrooms, extend the porch facing the Swan River and add lighting to their western hard court.

Having already secured a $200,000 Federal Government grant, the club’s plans received a boost when the Town of East Fremantle allocated them $100,000 in their 2019-20 budget.

Co-manager Jacinta Bushnell said the 56 year-old club was in desperate need of refurbishments and a fresh look.

“The last refurbishment was 21 years ago, it’s definitely overdue,” she said.

The East Fremantle Tennis Club as it currently stands.

“This has been our dream for about four years and we’ve been talking to council about it for about two years.”

The club still needs approval from the Swan River Trust before they can progress with the plans, but if granted approval, the club anticipate the redevelopments would be completed by June 2020.

Ms Bushnell said the club was offering discounts to new members to coincide with the proposed re-development.

“We need more members to support the club, the more members we have, the more we can do and we want people down here playing tennis.”

More news from around Perth