Tennis club set for future

WATERVIEW Heights now has a level playing field for its tennis players.

Last week, councillor Karen Toms, representatives of Bendigo Community Bank and Tom Jones, the president of Waterview District Tennis Club, inspected progress on the resurfacing of the Waterview Tennis Courts.

"I am thrilled with the resurfacing. The courts had fallen into disuse after the de- teriorated surface had become dangerous," Mr Jones said.

"Repeated requests for resurfacing of the court had fallen on deaf ears and I had become despondent that anything would be done.

"Councillor Toms' interest in our plight was a determining factor in getting the courts resurfaced."

Community bank chairman Peter James said the bank had a fund to undertake worthwhile community projects in partnership with Clarence Valley Council.

"This is our inaugural project and it is exciting to see such a worthwhile project coming to fruition," Mr James said.

"This project attracted us because of the significant community need and it illustrates the opportunities arising from the community bank model."

The manager of the Bendigo Community Bank, Des Plunkett, said bank funding was made possible by the customers of the bank and he was pleased to see the success of this project.

Mr Jones has grander plans for the Waterview Recreation Reserve, which he described as a community meeting place and an important facility enabling children to safely pursue sporting interests.



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