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Samford tennis club scores new courts and lighting

September 23, 2019

Samford Tennis Club has scored an ace, with Pine Rivers MP Nikki Boyd officially opening its expanded facilities to support the growing number of tennis players in the Moreton Bay region.

Nikki Boyd said the Palaszczuk Government had helped deliver two new prestige courts and upgraded lighting at Samford Parklands.

“With around 600 members, the Samford Tennis Club has a high demand for tennis facilities.

“These upgrades will support members to continue playing and training, while helping to inspire more people to pick up a racquet and be active.”

Ms Boyd said budding local tennis stars would benefit from the two new top-of-the-range genuine Plexicushion courts.

“This high-quality surface is used in professional tournaments so players of all abilities can feel like tennis champions,” Ms Boyd said.

“In addition to building two new courts, this project has installed LED lighting across all six tennis courts here at the parklands.

“This means players will have a better game experience when they play at night, making getting active after a long day even more appealing.

“With the public also able to hire the courts, these facilities are a great asset for the wider community.”

Robert Harvey, President of the Samford Tennis Club, welcomed the completion of the new and improved facilities for the club’s members.

“The LED lights are brilliant, with players benefitting from the improved lighting while saving on ongoing electricity costs,” he said.

“Our club has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years and offers in-house fixtures, social tennis, super league fixtures and coaching sessions for people of all ages.

“With a total of six tournament-grade courts now at Samford Parklands, we will have the opportunity to host regional tournaments and attract even more players.”

The Queensland Government is investing $40 million towards 150 community infrastructure projects, over the first three years of Activate! Queensland, the state’s first 10-year sport and active recreation strategy which aims to enrich the lives of all Queenslanders through physical activity.

Since 2015, the Queensland Government has invested more than $7.3 million in funding towards tennis – supporting clubs, Queenslanders and young athletes across the state.