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Lawn AGM this Sunday

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June 16, 2017

The Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club AGM will be held this Sunday.

Club president Harley Moore will deliver his annual report at the meeting.

He said usage of the club’s facilities over the 12 months to the end of May had been ‘‘very good’’, with senior tennis and junior tennis using the courts on Saturdays.

The Tuesday ladies tennis runs throughout the year over two competitions, and the Deniliquin Croquet Club runs on Wednesdays and Sundays and competes in the district pennant competition in spring.

The club also hosts the National Croquet Golf Handicap each November.

Additionally there is tennis coaching and casual play mostly over summer.

The Western Riverina Open Championships are held over the four days of Easter.

Moore said the club had been successful in obtaining a grant from Edward River Council for $30,000 to install lights on four courts.

He said the club was thankful to council for its support.

He added that a contract had been let for the construction of the light towers at an overall cost of $72,000 and that a development application was currently before council.

The president said the club was aiming to provide mid-week competitions with the new lights which shall provide new members with a more convenient time to play in a regular competition.

It is envisaged the mid-week competition would start at a time after work and if required the lights would allow the tennis to go on until all matches have been played.

The lights would also allow for the comps to run longer than the October long weekend through to Easter as are the current playing schedules.

Treasurer Lourene Liebenberg will report on the club’s finances over the year.

She reported the club’s main fundraiser, held at the Deniliquin Ute Muster, was the best ever this year.

The AGM will be held at the clubrooms at 1pm.

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