Local tennis and croquet players will have relief from the weather year-round, thanks to a grant which has allowed them to install new heating and cooling at their Williams St club rooms.
‘‘Our croquet club members play all year round, and it will be great for them to have some relief, especially in the cooler months,’’ Cobram Lawn Tennis Club president Matt Ross-Soden said.
‘‘We approached the Apex club, and they sponsored us with $5000 towards the new aircon/heating, and the Edgar family were kind enough to donate the rest to make up the shortfall.
‘‘It’s a big relief and it will be really beneficial for our croquet club, and it means we can make the rooms available to the community throughout the year.’’
Previously, there was a split-system at the club, which could not cater for the size of the rooms and number of people using them.
The new systems were installed earlier this year, just before the Cobram Lawn Tennis Club’s huge annual tennis tournament on the March Labour Day long weekend.
The clubs are private, not-for-profit and do not come under Moira Shire Council’s facilities programs.
‘‘We’re really thankful to the Cobram Barooga Apex Club,’’ Mr Ross-Soden said.
Cobram Barooga Apex Club president Luke Rawson said they were approached by Mr Ross-Soden and thought it was a worthwhile project to contribute to.
‘‘It’s a social club and we want to help out community-based clubs when they’re looking for assistance to fund different projects,’’ Mr Rawson said.