Game, set, match: Tingalpa SS aces court funding - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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Pictured L-R: Member for Lytton Joan Pease with Minister for Education Di Farmer, School Captains Amira and Mateo, and Donna O’Keeffe, Principal of Tingalpa SS. Photo: Supplied.

In a smashing collaboration between the Department of Education and Tennis Queensland, Tingalpa State School has aced its way into the spotlight with a successful application for funding under the Tennis in State Schools Initiative (TISSI). The announcement by Education Minister Di Farmer and Member for Lytton Joan Pease set the stage for transforming the school’s tennis court.

TISSI isn’t just about hitting balls; it’s a push to get state school students moving, and embracing a lifestyle of fitness and fun through the game of tennis.

“Delivering a fully refurbished tennis court will provide local students with a modern surface where they can develop their skills in a safe environment,” said Member for Lytton Joan Pease.

“Sports like tennis have an unparalleled ability to change young lives for the better, which is why we’re investing right here at Tingalpa State School.”

Tingalpa State School’s project, valued at $39,600, will see its tennis court undergo a makeover, including resurfacing, line marking, and brand-spanking-new net and posts. It’s a volley of improvements that promises to serve up some serious fun for the school community.

“I am thrilled that Tingalpa State School has been successful in receiving funding to refurbish their tennis court, which will encourage more student participation in sports,” said Education Minister Di Farmer. “Every time we invest in sporting facilities, it’s an investment in the health of our community broadly, including everything from physical health to community safety.”

Tingalpa State School principal Donna O’Keeffe said the refurbishment paves the way for more student participation in sports. “Receiving funding through the Tennis in State Schools Initiative means our students will have a beautifully refurbished court to use for lessons, extra-curricular activities, and active play,” said Miss O’Keeffe.

So, as the court undergoes its grand transformation, one thing’s for sure: Tingalpa State School is poised to serve up aces both on and off the court, thanks to the game-changing partnership between education and tennis. Game, set, match – Tingalpa State School students are ready to rally!

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