Niagara on the Lake tennis club receives government funding
Over 200 people showed up Sunday afternoon to applaud funding news for the Niagara on the Lake Tennis Club.
With over 300 hundred members, and growing, the playing surface on all four courts at the tennis club need to be refurbished.
In order to help with renos on the 15 year old courts, the tennis club has received funding from three sources.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is pitching in $70 thousand dollars, the town is adding $80 thousand dollars, while the membership will take care of the balance.
The club will start work following the winter thaw in 2014, and will become a world class destination for professional tournament.
A staff report will go to the Town’s Committee of the Whole at its September 9, 2013 meeting seeking approval of the resurfacing contract.
According to MPP for Niagara Falls Kim Craitor there was a desire and need to refurbish the courts, especially since the membership has dramatically increased.
Craitor says the move is an investment for the old town, and will now be able to attract and host championship tennis tournaments.
He says it was also an investment directed towards young kids, who will keep the club going into the future with all the youth programs that exist at the club.
Work is expected to start in early 2014.