New Bendigo Tennis facility hosts roadshow

Bendigo, Wednesday 22 November, 2017: Bendigo Tennis served up a winning location when it
played host to the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Roadshow last week.

The roadshow, held in the Watercourt function rooms, was one of the first events since the new
complex officially opened Sunday 5th November.


For Bendigo Bank Regional Manager, Jodie McLeod, to hold the event at the new facility was an
easy choice.

“Bendigo Bank has been a longtime supporter of Bendigo Tennis. When we needed a local venue
for our event, we immediately thought of the brand new Bendigo Tennis facility.”

“The past eight years have seen us provide in excess of $80,000 to Bendigo Tennis, allowing more
people to access grass roots tennis at an affordable price,” Mrs. McLeod said.

In fact, the new facilities will be used by more than 70,000 on court participants each year. 50,000 of
them are local players involved in the many social, development and competitive opportunities
offered daily.

“The brand new facilities are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff at Bendigo
Tennis and their partners, and it is wonderful to see their vision come to life,” Mrs. McLeod added.
“Bendigo Bank have been a long-term supporter of Bendigo Tennis, providing both financial support
and advocacy towards our ongoing operations and redevelopment vision,” Bendigo TA Executive
Officer Leon Retallick said.

‘It was fantastic to be able to host Mike Hirst, Managing Director, and the Bendigo and Adelaide
Bank Roadshow in our brand new venue, which overlooks the beautiful Lake Weeroona precinct.”

The project to redevelop the complex was a joint initiative of three levels of government, and three
levels of tennis. In addition to the new function rooms, the project will deliver four Grand Slam
standard ATP level plexi-cusion courts, three dedicated hot shots courts, expansion of the carpark
and entry, new clubhouse with café, administration areas, change rooms and child safety play
areas, permanent grandstand seating and upgrades to lighting and existing court bases.

Overlooking the new courts at one end and Lake Weroona the other, the new function rooms are
already proving a popular space with a number of corporate events booked in for the coming
months. Anyone wanting to book the function rooms can contact the Functions Manager Georgey
Henshall at Bendigo Tennis on (03) 5442 5744.

Media enquiries:
Leon Retallick, Bendigo Tennis, 0438 395 776
Emily Byrne, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, 0419 008 848

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