Bright future for Ravenshoe Tennis players


THE Ravenshoe Tennis Club has turned on its brand-new LED lights which were funded by the

Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, with the total project worth $15,567.20.

Kennedy MP, Bob Katter, was at the event and had the honour of turning on the lights for the first time in front of local junior players and their parents.

“This project will allow juniors and adults to play at night, avoiding the heat of the day which can cause nasty skin cancers,” Mr Katter said.

“The area has produced some great rugby league players including Dallas Johnson and Rod Jensen. I told local tennis coach Brock Collins that I hope he can produce some young grand slam tennis stars to match our league talent.

“Well done to all involved for securing the funding for the new lights at the tennis club, including

Councillor Annette Haydon.”


Councillor Annette Haydon said the new lights will support and encourage community participation by allowing all age groups to find a time to play tennis.

“It will encourage locals to play tennis at night after work hours. This facility will function at night

making for a healthier and happier community,” she said.

“This will inspire the locals to efficiently utilise the equipment and facility. It will encourage younger children to come along with parents and learn to play a sport with family. As well as be proud of their achievements and the club facilities.

“The power savings will also enable the club to bring running costs down.

“I would also like to thank Bob as this facility will draw people to the town who support our local businesses,” Cr. Haydon said.

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