Rafter opens tennis facilities in Ballina

Pat with young players at the new-look Ballina courts.

Former tennis star Pat Rafter helped open the Ballina tennis club’s $305,000 extension and inclusion project last month.

Improvements to the facilities included construction of disabled-access ramps and expansion of the clubhouse to incorporate a unisex disabled change room, doubling the number of male and female toilets and showers, as well as increasing the size of the change rooms. 

The kitchen has also been expanded and upgraded. 

The improvements are designed to ensure greater use by members, locals and visitors.

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith joined Pat Rafter at the official opening.

‘I am delighted to meet former world number one singles player Pat Rafter for morning tea and together officially open the extension to the Ballina Tennis Club,’ Tamara said.

‘I wish Ballina Tennis Club and its members all the best in their new facility,’ she said.

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