16 June 2021 | Tennis Tasmania

Tennis Tasmania has unveiled design plans for the Launceston Tennis, Community & Events Centre (LTCEC) to be situated at Tennis World Launceston.

Proudly supported by the Tasmanian Government, the City of Launceston, Sport Australia, and Tennis Australia,  the project is planned to be completed in 2022, with a Head Contractor tender process to commence later in June, upon which a true timeline of completion will be established.

The LTCEC will incorporate a range of flexible multi-purposes accessible spaces overlooking the courts to facilitate a wide diversity of community events and engagements, providing sport, entertainment and recreational value for the people of Launceston.

Locally designed, the new building will employ solar design technology and incorporate tennis imagery and memorabilia, as well as Aboriginal cultural design elements to root the building to its unique site and place.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Jane Howlett, was on centre court at Tennis World Launceston to welcome the plans and development update.

“Tennis is a great sport to be involved in at all levels from grassroots right through to elite competition,” she said.

“Our Government is proud to support a project like this that will help boost participation and growth in the sport.”

A 3D image of the proposed LTCEC courtesy of Preston Lane Architects.

Launceston Mayor Albert Van Zetten was enthusiastic about what the LTCEC will mean for the future of tennis in the greater Launceston region.

“The City of Launceston is delighted to be working in collaboration with the State and Federal governments and Tennis Australia around this wonderful development,” he said.

“Tennis is experiencing growth in participation right across the country, and to have worked with all our stakeholders, including Tennis Australia, to provide these much-improved facilities at Tennis World in Launceston is certainly exciting.”

Tennis Tasmania Vice President Pip Leedham is looking forward to seeing the benefits the LTCEC will bring to the Tasmanian tennis community.

“We are really pleased to see this project coming to fruition after long-term planning,” she said.

“The Centre will add extra value to the Tennis World facility for players and tennis fans in the state, and we can’t wait to see it start to take shape.”

Architect plans and 3D images for the Launceston Tennis, Community & Events Centre can be viewed by clicking here.