The Kuantan City Council (MBK) Tennis Courts in Taman Gelora, Kuantan in Pahang will be repaired at a cost of RM136,000 through a grant from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said repair work on the eight tennis courts would take about a month from August.
“The tennis courts were last repaired 12 years ago.
“The recent national-level inter-team tournament held here proved that the Pahang Tennis Association has worked hard to develop the sport.
“As such, it is only reasonable and expedient for the ministry to grant this allowance,” he said at a simple presentation ceremony.
Ti said he hopes that with better playing conditions on the tennis courts, more Pahang players can have the opportunity to further improve their game.
He added that it would be an opportunity for the association to organize more tournaments in the future and look for players who could compete at the national level.
Also present were the President of the Pahang Tennis Association, Datuk Armin Rahman, and the Director of the National Department of Youth and Sports, Mu’azamir Jili.
Ti said the ministry is committed to developing sports infrastructure and facilities to make Malaysia a sporting nation.
However, he said there were no plans to build new sports arenas as the priority now was to renovate and repair existing facilities.
He urged the public to be responsible when using sports facilities.
It is understood that MBK is ready to hand over the management of the tennis courts to the association.