Member numbers have increased by more than 100 per cent since the court upgrade was completed, with some of the new members coming from as far as Wagga Wagga.
With an increase in members, Mangoplah Tennis Club (above) has entered a winter team competition. Coaches from the wider community expressed interest in using the courts and other clubs have claimed that it has the “best courts in the area”.
The new Regional Centre (right) at the Coca-Cola Tennis Complex with its mix of 30 new Plexicushion and Plexipave courts has ensured the growth of its local competition to 88 winter teams.
The complex now meets national and international standards and has the most number of hard courts outside of Melbourne Park.
The Rostrevor Tennis Club (left) courts were competed in September 2008. With local government being a major stakeholder in Tennis Australia’s desired outcomes for facility development, it was a great to see the Campbelltown City Council get involved and contribute substantial funding.
The club utilised the services of Sport Development South Australia to help it complete the resurfacing of its six courts including lights and fencing.
With a long and successful history of providing the biggest public tennis facility in the greater Launceston region, the club decided to sell a parcel of land and use the funds to completely redevelop four tennis courts and upgrade its other infrastructure.
This process started with negotiations with council in 2006 and was completed in March 2009. With the redevelopment and the appointment of a new coach the club expects to double its tennis membership over the next three years.