Some games of doubles benefit from triple backing, as Bodalla Tennis Club found when it joined forces with Eurobodalla Shire Council and the NSW Government.
"Following a review of the condition of the shire's tennis courts in 2018, Eurobodalla Council allocated funding in its 2018/19 budget to replace Bodalla's two courts," a council spokesperson said.
However specialist contractors revealed significant renovation was needed.
"With the project underfunded and in jeopardy, council staff got together with (the club) to look at ways to find additional funding," the council said.
"The club sprang into action. Club president Tony Burrett said its primary focus was to make the courts look their best for the next generation.
"The club dug deep and contributed funds raised over the past few years," Mr Burrett said. Bega MP Andrew Constance provided $10,000 in NSW Government funding.
"The council was able to meet the gap and now the community will enjoy the courts for many years to come," Mr Burrett said.
Mr Burrett said the courts were used at least twice a week by the club. He encouraged more community members to grab and racquet and enjoy a hit of tennis.
"Our club facilitates a fun, social environment and we would love to see new members come on board," he said.
"Tennis is great for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing and it's a wonderful whole-of-life sport wherepeople can continue playing well into their later years, unlike some other sports."
Eurobodalla Council's recreation services manager Mark Upson encouraged Bodalla residents to make the most of the new courts.
"These new works will provide a quality tennis surface for the next 15 years and beyond, and act as a valuable sporting option for Bodalla residents and the wider community," he said.
Bodalla tennis courts can be booked casually through Tyrrell's Store in Bodalla. For more information about the Bodalla Tennis Club contact Michael Jones on 4473 8671.