12 July 2019 | Tennis West

Tennis enthusiasts can now hit the courts with an iconic view of the Indian Ocean thanks to improved court hire accessibility at Cottesloe Tennis Club.

The recent installation of the new online booking system – Book-a-Court means round-the-clock access to the club’s 10 hard courts.

The online court booking system, which provides online payment, keyless entry and around-the-clock court access via pin pad technology, is available to anyone who enjoys a hit of tennis. Court bookings are easily accessed via the club’s website, where payment is taken in exchange for a unique booking pin which opens the gates and turns on the lights.

Cottesloe Tennis Club joins 16 additional Book-a-Court facilities across the metropolitan region leading the way in court hire accessibility.

The system is available to both members and non-members, with a primary focus on encouraging greater accessibility and convenience to members of the local community.

The total cost of the project, including webpage upgrades, new club signage and the Book-a-Court installation, was approximately $18,000. Project costs were met through the combination of a $6,000 National Court Rebate grant from Tennis Australia and a $5000 Stronger Communities Federal Government grant through the Electorate of Curtin. The outstanding balance was raised by the Cottesloe Tennis Club.

The recently elected Member for Curtin, Celia Hammond MP, is delighted the club secured funding through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

“The program is all about improving local community participation and contributing to vibrant and viable communities. The new Book-a-Court technology will now make it more convenient for members, visitors and anyone in the local community wanting to have a hit of tennis.”

“This is a great outcome for the local community and it will support the vibrancy of the Cottesloe Tennis Club into the future,” Member for Curtin, Celia Hammond MP said.

Cottesloe Tennis Club secretary, Mr Paul Oen looks forward to the benefits that the system will provide to both the club and the wider community.

“Installing the new Book-a-Court technology modernises the clubs booking system and improves accessibility to both our members and visitors,”

“The system simplifies the booking process for everyone involved, which we anticipate will translate to more people playing tennis,”

Tennis West CEO, Michael Roberts believes Book-a-Court is the way of the future for tennis and is a positive step forward for WA clubs who can now provide a new offering to the local community.

“The Book a Court platform meets modern consumer expectations by providing a convenient, easy, online platform to book and access your local court. From the club’s perspective, this will reduce the administrative burden, and help to increase court hire revenue.” Mr Roberts said

“This system will help to change the tennis landscape in WA by making our courts more accessible and open to the community,”Roberts said.

To book a court at Cottesloe Tennis Club via the online court booking system, visit:

For more information about the Book a Court program, visit