Mayo’s Ballina Tennis Club, County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for EUR5,000 which will be used to further enhance its facilities.
Located on Cathedral Road, Ballina Tennis Club is a small community club whose membership is steadily growing. The club provides coaching and competition for members ranging in age from 4 to over 80 years.
Under the scheme – similar to that which proved successful last year when the Mayo county award was presented to Tourmakeady Handball Club – the presentation was made to the Club by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, 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 EUR130,000 set aside for allocation in equal amounts of EUR5,000 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.