The Brocklesby community is rallying to gain a much needed makeover for the town's tennis courts.
A GoFundMe page has been set up online by the Brocklesby Tennis Club to help make the improvements to the four synthetic grass courts and the club's infrastructure possible.
Club president Richard Koschitzke said he noticed the condition of the courts had started to deteriorate two seasons ago, with many of the town's keen players unable to use them since.
"Two years ago I was setting up the nets to start playing tennis again and noticed a brown stain on the court next to it," he said.
"The court had dropped about 20 millimetres down.
"I got an expert out and he said the gum tree roots were coming into the courts and the road base had given way and dropped down."
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Mr Koschitzke said to upgrade the four courts would cost around $100,000, with work also needed to renovate the current fence.
While the club has applied for government grants, those efforts have so far been unsuccessful.
"It's all adding up, and being a very small club, it's quite concerning," he said.
"It's just a small community trying to raise a lot of money."
The club has been relying on two multipurpose flexi-pave courts which transition between netball and tennis use.
The club's pennant tennis sections rotate each week for home games.
"On a typical Saturday section four plays with the juniors and section three plays away. The next week we go away and they play at home," Me Koschitzke said.
So far almost $1,500 has been raised via the GoFundMe page.
The club also hosted a social fast four tennis tournament last Sunday on the flexi-pave courts, which raised around $1,500.
Mr Koschitzke said Victoria's sudden lockdown saw some players unable to attend.
"We could have had more there," he said.
"Hopefully next year we'll have six courts going."
Mr Koschitzke has been at the helm of the club for close to 13 years, with his most recent stint seeing him in the role for the last six years.
He said the courts were only about 10 years old.
"We were quite surprised when we found out the road base was giving way," he said.
The club hopes to keep pursuing their court goal.
"We still need more fundraising," Mr Koschitzke said.
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