Wodonga Tennis Centre would usually be booming at this time of year with its 30 grass courts in full swing for summer competitions.
However, with COVID-19 rules preventing members from competing during the winter months, the club came to an agreement with curator Shayne Ried to wind back work on the courts until restrictions had eased.
It's been a positive week with regional Victoria moving into step three of the road map to 'COVID normal' as of yesterday, which was matched by the NSW government on Wednesday night to allow Border region residents the ability to freely travel either side of the Murray River.
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Wodonga Tennis Centre vice-president Leigh Gadd said the committee briefly discussed the announcements, but still require official clearance from Tennis Victoria before returning to competitive matches.
"We're just waiting to get the official word on what we can do and what we can't do," Gadd said.
"Tennis Victoria should be talking to the government all the time and will let us know.
"We're planning on ringing our players and getting them going so they can get on the court and start to have a hit within the next month or so."
We're planning on ringing our players and getting them going so they can get on the court and start to have a hit within the next month or so.Leigh Gadd
Gadd explained its been difficult to complete the necessary maintenance on the courts due to the lack of income.
"They are a little bit behind, but having said that we've got the world's best greenkeeper working on them and I've got no doubt he'll have them in top shape when we get back," he said.
"Shayne (Ried) has been very good to us. He made an offer while winter was on and we weren't getting any income that he would not work there.
"It's saved us a hell of a lot of money and we would have been struggling to find the money to do different things.
"It's very difficult for any club at the moment without income and it's the same with businesses, they're all struggling."
With Victorian Border region residents now permitted to head to Albury for daily life, Wodonga will be able to enter teams in Albury Tennis Association's summer pennant competition.
"The Albury competition is by far a better option for us because we can mix and match our standard of players to the various grades," Gadd said.
"If we had take it back to Wodonga, which we can quite easily do, it's a matter of throwing in different grades to play each other, which will be the hardest thing."
The Albury pennant competition is flagged to start on October 17.