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Six tennis courts will be resurfaced at the Traralgon tennis courts complex thanks to Federal Government money.

Local MP Darren Chester said the six courts would be resurfaced to improve the quality of the playing surface.

“The current condition of courts 19 to 24 is not appropriate to play on and puts the safety of players at risk,” Mr Chester said.

“Traralgon hosts not only local competitions and tournaments but also international ones, so it is important the courts are kept to a high standard for all players.

“Once completed there will be an additional six courts for players to utilise during training sessions as well as competitions.”

Traralgon Tennis Association Manager Susie Grumley said these upgrades would improve facilities for local players.

“We have some exceptionally talented tennis players in our community, and we want to continue to provide them with high quality playing facilities,” Mrs Grumley said.

“Upgrading the playing surface creates a safer environment for players and means we can have more matches or trainings happening at the same time.

“This also benefits the local community with many participating in our night tennis competitions, our junior competitions and as a venue for our international events.

“We are very grateful for this funding boost which will support many users for years to come.”

Mr Chester said the project was funded through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.

“This program is designed to improve community facilities and to help boost our region’s economic stimulus,” Mr Chester said.

“Gippslanders have faced a difficult year and we have all felt the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Improving community infrastructure not only ensures we have exceptional local facilities, but also supports local jobs.”

The Federal Government provided $56,000 towards the project which will be administered by Latrobe City Council.

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