What’s happening at the Rec Grounds?

Ongoing works at the courts are nearly complete.
Ongoing works at the courts are nearly complete.

It may look quiet at the Recreation Grounds, but soon hordes of tennis players will be enjoying the new surfaces, with fencing to come shortly.

Tennis Club spokesman Nick Fry is half expecting a request to hold the Australian Open at the courts, he jokes.

But if this doesn’t come through, the courts should be ready for Australia’s biggest tennis event, he says, the Palerang Cup.

The annual cup pits Braidwood and Bungendore against each other, with Braidwood’s players still revelling in their 2016 victory.

Works on the courts will bring the tennis facilities up to speed with works going on throughout the Rec Grounds.

“The whole thing will look absolutely superb, it’ll be a great place for people to come and play,” Mr Fry said.

“Tennis has always been very much a part of Braidwood heritage … it’s played a big part in the history of Braidwood.

“We just wanted to make sure that people were able to do some outdoor activity, which is a family affair as well.”

The spring competition has been running for eight weeks now, and players are delighted with the quality of the new surface, Mr Fry said.