Brimbank City Council has been awarded the inaugural Supporting Tennis – Local Government Recognition award at the 2016 Victorian Tennis Awards.
The Supporting Tennis – Local Government Recognition award recognises the Local Government Authority judged to be the most engaged with, and supportive of, tennis in their community. The award category was open to all Victorian Councils.
Brimbank is proud to receive recognition from Tennis Victoria for the work Council has been doing to support local tennis.
Council has been very active in engaging with local tennis clubs and Tennis Victoria to improve the experience, and encourage participation in, tennis across Brimbank.
Council meets annually with local tennis clubs to discuss club development, programing, facilities and any assistance clubs require, which is beneficial to all parties. These meetings are also attended by Tennis Victoria.
Over the past five years Council has invested more than $1.7million into local tennis infrastructure, including the reconstruction of two new courts, resurfacing 11 courts, and upgrades to fencing and lighting.
The Victorian Tennis Awards were presented on Monday 27 March at the MCG in front of almost 400 guests, who were treated to a special one-on-one interview between Gerard Whateley and Sydney 200 Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman OAM.