It’s that time of year again in Melbourne. We’ve finally digested Christmas lunch, nursed New Year’s Eve hangovers, watched some middling Test cricket and now it’s high time for some tennis.
The Australian Open is in town and apart from a huge increase in the number of lithe and bemused touring tennis pros there’s also been a massive funding pledge by the government to revamp the tennis precinct. Understandable perhaps in our sports mad city but still, the move raises more than a few questions about spending priorities.
Here’s my cartoon from The Age today along with an accompanying letter from a reader. Enjoy :>)
“I’M so glad to hear we’re spending another $366 million on the tennis precinct. Who needs hospitals and schools?”
Mary Lynden, Port Melbourne