TENNIS players and their families from across the region are set to benefit from a Commonwealth funding boost to the Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the club, which is among 27 groups in the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Hinterland to share in $98,856 under the Volunteer Grants program.
The Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club received $4260 towards outdoor furniture, office gear and tools.
Club vice-president Mandy Curnow said the money would ease pressure on volunteers and benefit the community.
“We’re a seven day a week operation here and, aside from coaching and social tennis, we often host community open days and interact with clubs from Beechmont and Canungra,” she said.
“Our 142 members and also the other people who share our facilities, like the local Men’s Shed, will benefit from this.”
Mr Buchholz thanked the Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club and all local volunteer-driven groups for their work in the community.
“Our community benefits so greatly through the goodwill and charity of volunteer-driven groups like the Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club, and I’m so glad we as a government can help boost the capacity of our volunteers through these grants,” he said.
“The value of volunteers in the community is immeasurable – they build community spirit and they put in the time and the effort to provide services to their fellow community members, and I deeply thank them for their generosity.”