Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has announced $10,000 funding for upgrades at Jamberoo Tennis Club Inc for court resurfacing work.

Mr Ward said that he was extremely pleased to have secured this funding under the 2022-23 Local Sport Grant Program.

“I'm really pleased we’ve been able to secure this funding. It’s not a cost to government but an investment in a great local sporting facility,” Mr Ward said.

“The Jamberoo Tennis Club strengthens our local community through its various programs, and it also caters for people of all ages and abilities.

“As your local MP, I love rolling my sleeves up, getting stuck in and working hard and getting things done for our local sporting and community groups.

“Having worked closely with many local sporting clubs over many years, I know just how important these grants are to help to ensure that we can provide the best possible facilities across our region,” he said.

“As your local MP, I will keep fighting hard to deliver even more grants and upgrades to local sporting infrastructure in Jamberoo – and right across the Kiama electorate to ensure that our local community receives its fair share of government funding which they deserve,” Mr Ward concluded.

The President of Jamberoo Tennis Club, Mr Ross Douglas, also welcomed the funding delivered for their local tennis club.

“On behalf of Jamberoo Tennis Club, I would like to thank our local Member Mr Gareth Ward MP for his efforts in helping obtain this grant,” Ross said.

“We have 4 artificial grass tennis courts in our club complex, but Court 4 surface was looking pretty sad and was becoming a safety hazard for players due to wear and tear over time.  Thanks to obtaining this grant, we have been able to replace the court surface and enhance player safety and enjoyment. All of our courts are now in great condition and are being enjoyed daily by club members and locals.”

“We are very grateful to have been approved to receive this funding.

“We also greatly appreciate the hard work and efforts of our local Member Gareth Ward MP in helping to secure this funding from the State Government,” Mr Douglas said.