Association enlists tennis legend

Joel Peterson | Bendigo Weekly | 07-Jul-2017

John Fitzgerald and Leon Retallick kicked off Bendigo tennis's fundraising effort.

AUSTRALIAN tennis legend John Fitzgerald has thrown his support behind the Bendigo Tennis Association’s redevelopment, launching the BTA’s fundraising program.

Dubbed “For Generations”, the program aims to raise the bulk of the BTA’s contribution toward the $6 million Nolan Street complex.

Former Davis Cup captain Fitzgerald was in town to watch on at the Bendigo Bank Winter Tournament run at the complex this week and attend a gala event on Wednesday night to officially launch the program.

“There are a lot of places in Australia from a tennis perspective that have a fair bit of getup-and-go, but Bendigo is definitely right up there so to see this happening here is terrific,” he said.

“This will be a fantastic facility for the whole community and that’s what tennis is really about. 

“It’s a sport that really is for everyone regardless of age and that’s what makes this project so important.”

Differing levels of support are available, including 40 Masters of Tennis packages worth $2500.


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