Association renews calls for support

Officials optimistic of funding

THE Bendigo Tennis Association is optimistic it will receive funding for its proposed redevelopment at the Nolan Street complex.

Bendigo Tennis Association chief executive Leon Retallick has renewed calls for the state and federal governments to offer financial support.

He said the association was ready for action.

On the eve of last year's the federal election the tennis association was promised funding, but after the change in government the Bendigo project was put on the backburner.

The Association is hoping its plans for improved facilities would cut out unnecessary spending on temporary infrastructure.

Bendigo Tennis Association president Paul Henshall said the call for support came off the back of last week’s McDonald’s Classic which brought 330 players and their families from across Victoria to the city.

Players competed for $10,000 in cash and Australian ranking points.

“The 2014 McDonalds Classic was another great event for both the Tennis Association and the wider Bendigo community,” Henshall said.  

“It is one of the largest tennis events in the Victoria.”

Retallick the tennis complex revamp would include the redevelopment of four ATP level courts to Grand Slam standard and upgraded club-house facilities. 

He said the plans would mean a lot to not only tennis players but for the Bendigo community. 

"Bendigo continues to deliver high quality tournaments," Retallick said. 

Bendigo continues to deliver high quality tournaments. - Leon Retallick

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