President says tennis club upgrades just ace: Leederville Tennis Club

Laura Polozani (12), Leederville Tennis Club president Michael Harris, Sofia Birighitti (7) and Nick Radonjic (15). Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d444759
President says tennis club upgrades just ace: Leederville Tennis Club
Laura Polozani (12), Leederville Tennis Club president Michael Harris, Sofia Birighitti (7) and Nick Radonjic (15). Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d444759

ONCE cracked by tree roots and stained by bore water, six courts at Leederville Tennis Club were resurfaced last month, some for the first time in 30 years.

The upgrade included two new synthetic courts, two synthetic turfs laid on hard courts and two repainted hard courts.

President Michael Harris said he was “very happy” with the $100,000 upgrade, completed last week.

“We had to dig out the roots and fill the cracks because the old hard courts hadn’t been touched for 30 years,” Harris said.

“The synthetic courts are being resurfaced by the same people who put down the courts 12 years ago and normally you only hope for them to last for 10, so we’re happy with that.”

Harris said the City of Vincent donated $36,700 and the Sports and Recreation Department made a $25,000 contribution towards the upgrade.

“On behalf of everyone at Leederville Tennis Club I’d like to thank both organisations for their extremely generous contributions,” he said.

Nicholas Radonjic (15) said he enjoyed playing singles matches at the club.

“Singles is easier to co-ordinate than doubles,” he said.

“I used to play in Serbia but I’ve played here since 2012.”

The North Perth resident said his “idol” Novak Djokovic was the reason he started playing tennis.

The club’s open day is this Saturday.