Tennis training and competition can now happen day and night in Springvale following a major redevelopment at the Burden Park Tennis Club thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government
Member for Clarinda Meng Heang Tak today officially opened the court and lighting upgrades made possible by a $1 million in funding from the Labor Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
The club has been serving up tennis since 1960 offering skill development, training and competition tournaments from beginner juniors all the way up to seniors.
The six synthetic clay courts at the venue were recently upgraded to new synthetic grass surfaces and competition-grade lighting and fencing were also installed.
The upgrades mean the club can now ramp up local tennis programs from Hot Shots to one-on-one training, as well as stage more local tournaments.
The new courts will also be available to the public providing more opportunities for social tennis.
The Victorian Budget 2022/23 is also providing a further $88 million to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure and programs to boost participation in local sports clubs and organisations.
Since 2014, the Government has invested more than $1.6 billion into community sport infrastructure.
Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, levelling the playing field and improving the health, wellbeing and social outcomes for Victorian communities.
Meng Heang Tak acknowledged the City of Greater Dandenong for its contribution of more than $125,000 and Burden Park Tennis Club for its $50,000 contribution.
For more information about sport infrastructure grant opportunities available visit sport.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Clarinda Meng Heang Tak
“The upgrades add a whole new dimension and give the club the chance to ramp up its junior development programs as well as attract more senior tournaments.”
“Better sports courts, fields and ovals make it easier for Victorians to get into community sport and lead healthy and active lifestyles.”