BAYSWATER Tennis Club players are ready to serve aces on new hard courts this season.
The club received a $300,000 grant for various upgrades from the State Government with help from club patron and Maylands MLA Lisa Baker.
Upgrades include converting two grass courts to hard courts, LED floodlights, accessible pathways and ramps around the clubhouse, an outdoor entertainment area with landscaping, paving, fencing, limestone walls and rails, shade sails, equipment shed and furniture.
The club unveiled its new features at an opening event on October 31.
President Suzanne Kingston said the club, which had 230 members, was excited to utilise the new facilities.
“We have got three surfaces at Bayswater Tennis Club; we have got grass, synthetic clay and hard courts,” she said.
“(The hard courts) are all year round weather courts and it is going to develop kids and adults who don’t particularly like grass because it bounces too low will get onto the hard courts as well.”
“We also have a wheelchair ramp so we will be able to offer wheelchair tennis in the near future.”
Ms Baker said she was pleased to be able to help secure funding for the club.
“It’s hard for me to forget what was here originally when I was first elected nearly 12 years ago,” she said.
“It was a really beautiful, gracious but decaying old wooden building.
“I think we can get some really strong programs for the para-athletes which will be awesome.”