Work to upgrade the facilities at the Wahgunyah Recreation Reserve are almost complete.
New courts for netball and tennis have been laid in a move which is set to bring the town's sporting community even closer together.
It comes six years after the extension and upgrade of the pavilion used by the Wahgunyah Football Netball Club.
Sandra Johnstone, president of Wahgunyah Tennis Club, has been heavily involved in the project through her role on the Wahgunyah Racecourse and Recreation Reserve committee of management.
"Up until this point, we've only had one netball court for training and competition on a Saturday," Johnstone said.
"We did have four tennis courts but they were at least 15 years old and needed lots of maintenance.
"Now we'll have two synthetic courts for competition play and we'll have two other tennis courts which will now be incorporated with two netball courts, allowing (an additional) two games to be played at the same time.
"With the tennis club, we've got two Section 2 teams, four Section 3 teams, two junior teams, ANZ Hot Shots being conducted for the first time this year and a weekly junior coaching clinic."
Lions president Darren Harvey believes the work done will also help the club's cause when it comes to recruiting footballers ahead of the new Tallangatta & District League season.
"We've been doing player and coaching interviews recently, we've been walking through our new facilities - I know this isn't football - but it all helps," Harvey said.
"The building is only six years old and we've got our Men's Shed here as well.
"We've got quite a few different organisations here on the one reserve, which is great for the Wahgunyah community.
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"Probably 70 percent of our players are Corowa-based, which can make life difficult when rules are different on either side of the river, but we got through it."
It's been a major team effort to reach this stage.
"The committee of management have done the work behind this," Harvey said.
"Wes Canny is involved with the Rec Reserve committee and also the football netball club and he's been the driving force, working with the project manager.
"John Voss, who was our tennis president for many years, is 92 but he was involved in it all as well.
"On a Saturday, we're now going to have three netball courts and tennis will have four brand new courts so it's really exciting. Our facilities are going to be first-class.
"We want to improve the club in all areas and this is a big step forward."
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