Seven-year wait ends for Cororooke club

Members of Cororooke Tennis Club are looking forward to starting the 2017-18 Polwarth District Tennis Association season on their new courts.

After a seven-year battle, Cororooke tennis players will have brand new courts to play and train on for the 2017-18 Polwarth season.

Dedicated Cororooke Tennis Club committee member Frank De Lorenzo said Colac Otway Shire Council was yet to take over the new four-court facility, but it was available to club members to use and would be ready for the Polwarth tennis season that starts in October.

“The courts are finished, they haven’t quite been handed over, Recreation Victoria have just got to sign off the courts, so that’s all we’re waiting for, once that’s signed off they hand them over to the shire,” he said.

“But we’ve actually got access to the courts, so we’ve been having hit-ups at the new courts which is absolutely wonderful.”

The courts are on land previously belonging to dairy processor Fonterra.

Frank said it was a relief to finally have the courts finished and ready to use, after a seven-year “nightmare” to get the courts built.

“There’s a lot of relief; there’s been a lot of issues with planning and building and changing over from an industrial site to community open space, so it triggered lots of requirements,” he said.

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