Club hopes to score big with 10-year plan

Club president Andrew Hamilton, Sam Hines, club coach David Franks with triplets Luke, Roxy and Jordan Cronwright. 154957

OCEAN Grove Tennis Club has both eyes on the future after unveiling a 10-year plan recently.
The club already boasts 350 senior and junior members, but the vision for the club will include court resurfacing (due to commence this winter), renovating the kitchen at the clubrooms to become a semi-commercial facility, a hit-up wall for players, state-of-the-art security system and general upgrade for the clubrooms.
Club president Andrew Hamilton said the club wanted to build with Ocean Grove’s growing community.
“We have, in the last 18 months or so, decided to formulate a 10-year plan,” he said.
“It’s little steps at a time, but one of those is upgrading the pavilion and Leon from DE atelier Architects has done a lot of work in trying to get that up and running.”
The club is also looking at introducing a short-term membership for tourists so they can use the facilities over the busy summer period. So far the council has proposed some funding for the changes, but “there’s been no formal notification,” Mr Hamilton said.
“There’s a positive buzz around here and we’re trying to be pro-active and get things done,” he said.
“We’re looking for support from the local businesses community for fund-raising and we’d love to hear from any of them about it.”