CLUBHOUSE GETS UPGRADE: Biggenden Tennis Club members were joined by Bunnings Bundaberg staff to give clubhouse a new coat of paint.
CLUBHOUSE GETS UPGRADE: Biggenden Tennis Club members were joined by Bunnings Bundaberg staff to give clubhouse a new coat of paint. Erica Murree

Bunnings lends a hand

GENEROSITY by a Bundaberg firm has given the Biggenden Tennis Club's clubhouse a new lick of paint.

Last Friday morning it was "all hands on deck” as club members were joined by five Bunnings female staff to tackle the huge task of painting the clubhouse.

President Gale Alstrom said when the club approached Bunnings to run a sausage sizzle they were told there was long list of organisations on the waiting list.

"Bunnings asked us what the club was fundraising for, so we sent some photographs over of the clubhouse,” she said.

"They came back to us with the offer of paint and manpower or in our case 'womanpower' to help paint the building.”

Mrs Alstrom said by lunchtime Friday there was so much more than expected achieved.

"It's just marvellous what got done,” she said.

The clubhouse, when completed, will have white walls with a green trim, just like members' uniforms.

Any surplus paint will be utilised by the club for future painting.

Bunnings Bundaberg activities organiser Amanda Lee said the team were happy to provide some hands-on support by giving the Biggenden Tennis Club a fresh coat of paint.

"It was a great opportunity to help a local community hub that provides so much for local residents,” she said.

The Biggenden Tennis Club has come a long way in the past 18 months with the of rebuilding the club.

Mrs Alstrom said they were now incorporated and in the process of organising power to the clubhouse.

"The kitchen is looking pretty spick and span with new cupboards,” Mrs Alstrom said.

"A lady has kindly donated tiles for the kitchen as well.”

Although a small club with 12 members they are dedicated to getting tennis back on track at Biggenden.

Anyone interested in playing tennis are welcome to join club members who meet every Tuesday morning from 7am.


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