More local tennis enthusiasts will be able to enjoy evening games at Dubbo's Paramount Tennis Club after the club received a $60,642 federal government grant for a lighting upgrade.
The club has a waiting list of players wanting to join, treasurer and grants officer Mark Campbell said.
"This funding means we will be able to fully light two more tennis courts, enabling more players to get involved in our popular night-time competition and enjoy a good game," Campbell said.
"We currently have a waiting list of players who would like to join, so we are looking forward to increasing our membership."
Parkes MP Mark Coulton and Sport Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie met up-and-coming tennis stars at Paramount to announce the funding, which is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
"Paramount Tennis Club is an excellent example of a strong local sporting facility, and is hugely popular within the Dubbo community," Coulton said.
McKenzie said grassroots sports facilities promoted the "social, health and community benefits of physical activity".