Deputy premier Troy Grant took time after official duties in Port Macquarie to check out the ongoing development of Kendall Tennis Club on Tuesday (October 25).
Mr Grant was attending a rural crime conference in Port Macquarie and made the drive south with local MP Leslie Williams to see first-hand the new tennis courts and clubhouse under construction on Orara Street.
“I took the opportunity to show the deputy premier, Troy Grant the wonderful work that Wendy Hudson and her committee have achieved with the $230,000 the State Government has provided for the construction of the new Kendall Tennis complex,” Mrs Williams, Member for Port Macquarie, said.
“To say he was impressed would be an understatement. He even took the time to hit a couple of balls and to congratulate the Kendall Tennis Club Committee and the community for the work they have done to make this project a reality.”
Early this year the club opened three new tennis courts at the new venue next door to the Kendall community pool. The opening was the culmination of years seeking grants, fundraising and volunteer labour by the tight-knit club committee and the community.
The nest stage of the complex, the clubhouse, is under construction.
"The committee appreciated the surprise visit by the minister,” said Kendall Tennis Club president Wendy Hudson.
“It was nice for him to recognised all the hard work not only from tennis club committee but the many hours local tradesman have volunteer towards the project."