Work starting on Clane tennis club and grounds

Money from sport capital grant kick starts ground changes

Henry Bauress

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Clane tennis club

Clane Tennis Club has begun work on major changes to its premises near the town centre.

Last week, following the announcement of the 2019 Sports Capital Grants, the club began work on the first of a number of phases on its clubhouse and grounds.

Last year, it received sufficient funding to start the work, which has been in the planning process for a long time.

Club spokesperson, Liam Burke, relayed the good news: “We commenced our Sports Capital Programme this week with Phase 1.

“This involves preparing area for two Midi Courts, fencing and resurfacing of their number five court.”

Liam said that weather permitting they hope to have this phase completed by mid March.

They will start with the second and third phase.

This involves resurfacing of the first and second courts and the extension to clubhouse and patio area. “All going according to plans we hope to have all completed by June,” said Liam.

While they have been blessed with the sports capital grant to add to previous fundraising efforts, more money is needed. “We will of course require extra funding to complete our project and our fundraising committee are organizing a number of events over the coming year and we ask all for their support.”

Membership is now open for year ending March 2020.

The club welcome all ages to visit it any Tuesday evening from 7.30pm.

The membership comprises over 130 adults and 185 juniors at the present time.