Grant serves to spruce up clubhouse
A LLANELLI sports club is making a racket after netting a £300,000 boost.
Facilities at the town's tennis and squash club, off Denham Avenue, will undergo major refurbishment thanks to the Welsh Government grant — much to the joy of chairman Mark Westcott.
"We are delighted to have secured this grant funding which will allow us to transform the clubhouse," he said. "We have managed to keep the club going over the past 10 years despite the poor condition of the toilets and changing rooms and clubhouse generally."
The new money will mean the old changing rooms will be knocked down and replaced with modern facilities, and a new kitchen and clothes shop/office will be built. And officials are hoping the investment will result in a boost in membership to the club, which currently runs a junior coaching programme for both tennis and squash, with five adult squash teams, and three adult tennis teams.
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"This funding will result in new modern clubhouse for our members and will attract new members, both juniors and adults to the facility," said Mr Westcott. "We already have a loyal membership of 100 adults and over 150 children but I'm sure we will now be able to increase these numbers significantly in the future."
Coach Ian James said members were thrilled at the cash award from the Welsh Government's Community Facilities and Activities Programme.
"At the moment the facilities are very sub-standard," he said. "It's nothing like what you see when you go to leisure centres."
And with major developments underway nearby — the building of the new Ffwrnes School, and the 350-plus home development on the site of the former Stradey Park rugby ground — the club seems set to be given a higher profile. "The future is looking good," said Mr James.