Ballinasloe & District Tennis Club has been presented with a €5,000 cheque after being announced as county winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative.
The money will be used by the club to develop its facilities through the installation of floodlighting for its new courts.
The club has been steadily growing over the past few years and provides a warm and friendly environment for all ages to enjoy tennis, from recreational to competitive level.
Under the scheme – similar to that which proved successful last year when the Galway county award was presented to Tuam Rugby Football Club – the presentation was made to the Club by Valero Energy, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.
Now in its second year, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative sees an annual fund of €130,000 set aside for allocation in equal amounts of €5,000 to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis.
Overseeing the adjudication process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby international and broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan.
Entries to the Texaco Support for Sport 2023 initiative will open this autumn.