New lights for tennis club

February 23, 2018

TA Maher Electrical’s Alex Rourke, Simon Maher and Tim Maher with David Leetham from Brunker Fabrications in the Manitou and Scott Nillson in the scissor lift show off the new lights that were erected at the Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club on Monday morning.

New light towers have been installed at the Deniliquin lawn tennis courts that will open up new opportunities for the club.

The Deni Lawn Tennis Club first started the project three years ago, with a $30,000 grant from Edward River Council received late last year helping complete the $72,000 project.

Six towers with eight lights each were erected on the four back courts at the club on Monday.

DLTC president Harley Moore said the lights will mean a huge change in the direction of the club.

‘‘The lights will give us the chance to run mid-week competitions for both ladies and men,’’ he said.

‘‘The competitions will be able to start earlier than the current mid-October date where we get underway at present and we’ll be able to run the comps past Easter and take advantage of autumn’s stretching in to April and May.

‘‘The lights are high efficiency and cheap to run and we think they’ll provide excellent playing conditions for night time tennis at affordable prices.’’

Moore said he and the club would like to thank TA Maher Electrical, Brunker Fabrications and Edward River Council for their efforts in helping erect the lights.

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