Nine tennis clubs across New South Wales have been selected for Federal Government grant funding towards installations of an innovative online court booking platform “Book A Court”.
The $200,000 grant, championed by Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Sport, is part of an initiative which aims to improve the health of Australians through sport.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said the new online booking platform, which has been piloted in all states, is already encouraging more people to take to the court and welcomed the funding announcement which will help the program expand.
“Gone are the days in tennis when you had to track down a club member to get a key for the courts before you could play”, Tiley said.
The system allows players to book and pay online, receive a PIN which will provide court access and lighting at their designated time. Connecting with a pin pad on the club gate, the payment platform is easy to use for both players and club administrators, and pilot programs have also demonstrated significant economic uplift for participating clubs.
In New South Wales there are currently 27 live venues installed with the Book a Court hardware and 15 venues are in progress of installing the system.
The following venues have been selected for funding across the state:
- Belrose Tennis Club, NSW
- Marrickville District Lawn Tennis Club, NSW
- Tweed Heads Tennis Club, NSW
- Binalong Park Tennis Courts, NSW
- Caber Park Tennis Courts, NSW
- Caroline Chisholm Park Tennis Courts, NSW
- Gallery Gardens Tennis Courts, NSW
- Timbergetters Reserve Tennis Courts, NSW
- West Epping Park Tennis Courts, NSW
To book online at a court near you visit: play.tennis.com.au/court-hire