Renee Earles from Boyne Island business Axen Rugs with the tennis net she helped repair.
Renee Earles from Boyne Island business Axen Rugs with the tennis net she helped repair. Contributed

Generous business boosts Yarwun tennis plans

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A year ago I started to work with the community and council to get the local Yarwun tennis court repaired so we can all use it.

Ken Hicks, now managing Queensland tennis and formerly ran Gladstone tennis, originally had a hand in getting the court built and helped immensely in sourcing us a second-hand net from the Rockhampton Tennis Club. 

So, my 6-year-old and I baked them some Anzacs and our family drove up to Rocky to collect it.

It needed some love as the stitching was coming away along the top tape.

So I went on a search to find out if anyone would be willing to help.

We are hoping as a community a functioning tennis court will help some of the parents to meet each other and the kids can have lessons and games together.

My son is busting to have a hit, as are my husband and I.

When I mentioned this to a fellow West Stowe resident, she suggested that Axen Rugs would be the type of business who would probably help us.

Shell Cartwright with her son Jack, 2.
Shell Cartwright with her son Jack, 2. Contributed

I was excited...next thing you know the net is fixed with a couple of extra layers of stitching to give it longer life for us.

What a community minded, kind and generous business. Here is a bit about them:

Axen Rugs is a local business based in Boyne Island, fully owned and operated by Renee Earles.

Axen has been operating since May 2014 from very humble beginnings, and now sends custom-made horse rugs all around Australia.

Axen gives back to the community wherever possible and has donated items for the Mt Larcom Horse Sports, and is a sponsor of the Rocky Cutting Club.

At Axen we don't just make and repair horse rugs. I can repair canvas, leather and shade cloth products.

I can custom make almost anything and am always open to hear about customers' requirements.

The Axen range is broadening all the time and the list of products includes hay and nose bags, hay bale bags, gear and saddle pad bags, fly masks and even really cool swimming bags for the kids.

 

Now, we are waiting to hear if the fence section needing repair has been approved in the March budget as we are all very excited to play.

Residents in the Yarwun and West Stowe area can join our Facebook group.

We need your ideas and opinions to ensure inclusiveness.

Or you can be included on the emailing list for future communication by emailing shellandkane@gmail.com.



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