Tennis players in the City of Glen Eira can now train and play well into the night, with recent court lighting upgrades at the Coatesville Tennis Club now complete.

Member for Clarinda Meng Heang Tak and the Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today visited the club to officially flick the switch on the lighting upgrade, made possible by a $60,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s Local Sports Grants initiative.

With close to 250 members, Coatesville Tennis Club is at the centre of all-things tennis in the area. Recently club members have been struggling with dim lighting and the ever-increasing demand for after-hours tennis.

New LED lights have been installed replacing the old dim metal halide lighting, opening up the facility to night training and twilight tennis competitions.

The lighting upgrades are a boon for the club who are looking to extend their night competition schedule and development programs.

The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.

This includes the recent $55 million budget boost towards sports infrastructure investments to deliver new and improved community sports infrastructure across the state, with a particular focus on providing facilities to encourage participation among women and girls through the popular Female Friendly Facilities Fund.

From playspace upgrades to new lighting, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.

Investments like these are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.

For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos MP

“From junior Hot Shots to masters, Coatesville Tennis Club is a hub for local tennis. They deserve facilities that allow even more locals to join in the fun and hit the courts all times of the day.”

“The new court lighting provides a real incentive for participants to ramp up their training, development and competition play and social players to join in the fun.”

“Coatesville is the latest in a number of sports lighting upgrades in the area that have been funded by the Andrews Government, including Bailey Reserve, Bentleigh Reserve, McKinnon Reserve, Centenary Park, Highett Reserve and Bricker Reserve.”

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