New court for Jardine Park

16:05, Dec 10 2013
Charlie Phillips
Kelvin Peninsula Community Associate chairman Charlie Phillips, left and resident Paul van der Kaag at the new courts.

Kelvin Peninsula Community Association chairman Charlie Phillips, left, and resident Paul van der Kaag at the opening of the new $180,000 community tennis and netball courts at Jardine Park, Queenstown.

About 120 people turned out for a family barbecue this month to celebrate the new courts, which took about six weeks to build.

Sir Eion Edgar did the official honours, popping open a can of tennis balls instead of the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden, also a peninsula resident, was also on hand.

Mr Phillips paid tribute to the Central Lakes Trust, which kick-started the association's fundraising by injecting $60,000 towards the project.

The association gave $30,000, Queenstown Lakes District Council $30,000 and Community Trust of Southland $15,000, while businesses made up the remaining $5000.

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