Caloundra Tennis Club team members pictured at the recent Queensland Tennis Awards. Back row from left to right Michelle Noffke (President) Michael Poulos and Matt Deverson (Manager). Front row pictured left to right Penny McGaughran, Sandy Deery, Jacqui Poulos, Nikki Drew and Zac Howard.
The passionate team from Caloundra Tennis Club have been acknowledged for their high industry standard by being selected as a finalist in the prestigious Club of the Year category at the recent Queensland Tennis Awards.
The awards celebrate and recognise the extraordinary efforts of those within the tennis community, with a focus on rewarding people who make a significant contribution to the sport across administration, coaching, playing, or officiating.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said Caloundra Tennis Club should be very proud of its achievement of being one of three clubs named as a finalist in the Queensland Club of the Year category.
“To be benchmarked against your peers is an honour and testament that Caloundra Tennis Club provides an inviting culture which delivers accessible tennis programs and opportunities for all standards of players,” Cr Dwyer said.
“Council has made a significant investment in the Regional Tennis Centre located at the Central Park Sports and Recreation Precinct with Caloundra Tennis Club the current lessees.
“Works completed as part of stage one included the demolition and rebuild of nine plexipave courts including one show court valued at approximately $2.1 million.
“This upgrade has resulted in increased tennis participation and membership due to improved facilities.
“In addition to the works already completed, council is committed to funding the planning and delivery of stage two and three works within the 10-year Capital Works Program in 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years.
“These works include detailed designs and construction of a new clubhouse, court upgrades, new Hot Shot courts and car parking to support local tennis activation and attract higher level events which will ultimately benefit the Sunshine Coast region.”
Caloundra Tennis Club manager Matthew Deverson said it was a great achievement to be recognised by the governing body of tennis.
“We work hard to provide programs and opportunities for everyone to play and compete and enjoy their time here at the club,” he said.
“There is something for everyone and it has shown in the increased court usage and great atmosphere we have around the centre.”