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Opening Up Tennis

Pilot Program:

Tennis Victoria, with funding support from the Victorian Government, is currently working closely with Tennis Australia to roll out a pilot program for 25+ selected Victorian tennis venues, and implement an online booking system (Book A Court) linked to gate/light access hardware.  This technology will better ‘Open Up Tennis’ to the community, and reduce the burden on club volunteers to enable casual court usage at clubs.

When can your club get involved? 

It is anticipated that, subject to a successful pilot program, the technology solution and also Book A Court online booking software will be available to all affiliated clubs.  Venues will be able to choose whether they wish to use the software as a standalone system, or integrated with gate access hardware. Read more.

 

 Pilot venues:

Venue Council
Anglesea TC Surf Coast Shire Council
Ararat City TC Ararat Rural City Council
Aspendale TC Kingston City Council
Bruce Park TC Frankston City Council
Buninyong & District TA City of Ballarat
Carlton Gardens TC Melbourne City Council
Chelsea Heights TC Kingston City Council
Eildon Park TC Knox City Council
Karingal Drive TC Banyule Council
Kensington Community Recreation Centre Melbourne City Council
Keysborough TC City of Dandenong
Kilmore TC Mitchell Shire Council
Longbeach TC Kingston Council
Melton South TC City of Melton
Mildura Lawn TC Mildura Rural City Council
Montrose TC Yarra Ranges Shire Council
North Park TC Melbourne City Council
Overport Park TC Frankston Council
Parkdale TC Kingston City Council
Princes Hill TC Melbourne City Council
Royal Park TC Melbourne City Council
Saltwater TC Wyndham City Council
West Lalor TC City of Whittlesea
Wodonga TC Wodonga City Council
Yamala Park TC Frankston City Council

If your tennis venue would like to be part of future opportunities to implement online bookings linked to gate access hardware, read more here, and contact Tennis Victoria to express your interest in being kept up to date on future developments. Some of the venues listed had gate hardware installed as part of a Phase 1 program, and in late 2015 and early 2016 the remainder of venues have had (or will have) their installation completed as part of a further rollout of the pilot program.  Click on the club links above to view the ‘look & feel’ of the software, and see what stage they are of implementing online bookings for members and casual users – or, Book A Court at one of the venues, and visit to see how it works in practice.

Ken Barton
Tennis Victoria Facilities Operations Manager
Ph: 8420 8421
E: [email protected]