Major upgrades are on the way for a heritage-listed sports facility in the Lower South West. The Bridgetown Lawn Tennis Club will receive significant upgrades to its changerooms after a $28,000 grant from the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund. Shire CEO Tim Clynch said the changerooms had been on the Shire’s priority list for some time and needed to be brought up to a modern standard to host major annual events. “They don’t cater for a large crowd, so the Easter tournament where we get 250-300 players plus support people and spectators they really struggle to cope,” he said. It’s also that the facilities are outdated, the hand basins, the toilets, the structure needs some work done. “It’s also about catering for the members from day-to-day because it’s pretty ordinary for them. “It’s exciting, it’s been on the books for a long time to do it.” The Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire will also be adding to the Government’s money with roughly $56,000, bringing the total estimated funding for the project to about $84,000. Mr Clynch said he expected the developments to be completed before next year’s tournament. The Bridgetown Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1928.