After many years of working with City of Stonnington, we are very pleased to announce we have been allocated funding in the Council Budget, to build a new clubhouse for EMTC. These funds will be managed by City of Stonnington in collaboaration with EMTC.
We look forward to working with our local Councillors in the East Ward. Congratulations to Jami Klisaris (past Mayor) for her re-election, and welcome to; Alexander Lew and Polly Morgan.
Our old clubhouse is over 60 years old and was built originally by our members. It has served us very well, but it’s time to get rid of the asbestos, the leaking roof, and the possums. I know Deb is hoping that one day a storm will blow the building over. The last time we took a census there were 2000 people coming through the gate every month. We look forward to providing a wonderful new Clubhouse for all who utilise our facility.
There will also be works done on some of our courts, to ensure they meet international tennis regulations. Currently court 6 through 10 have issues with run-off, at the back, and to some degree at the sides. Given how much use each Court gets per week, this will present challenges in updating them.
While Covid has set everything back, we are looking forward to getting started next year. The process will take a couple of years.
President - EMTC