Works are now underway on the redevelopment of the tennis facility, made possible by a $1 million investment from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
The club has more than 500 members and the existing facility has been struggling to cope with growing demand.
The project will redevelop the current courts, with five new classic clay courts and six red porous courts complete with new fencing, irrigation, and LED lighting. The funding will also be used to implement an online court booking system.
Once complete the new facilities will allow the club to expand its programming and events, while the public will be able to book a court online – opening up the facility to greater community access.
This project is one of 27 to share in $68 million from the first round of the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program with the Victorian Government injecting a further $110 million into the program in the recent budget.
This investment recognises the overwhelming demand for shovel-ready community sports infrastructure across Victoria and is part of the more than $1.05 billion the Labor Government has invested in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
Hobsons Bay City Council is also a financial contributor to the project.