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Grafton Tennis Centre upgrade demonstrates success of Tennis Australia’s Tennis 2020 initiative

Grafton Tennis Centre upgrade demonstrates success of Tennis Australia’s Tennis 2020 initiative
December 31, 2011

The recent completion of seven new Plexipave tennis courts at the Grafton Tennis Centre is a further example of Tennis Australia's development strategy.

Opened by Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese, following nearly $400,000 in funding from the Federal Government, the new Plexipave courts replaced original clay courts at the facility.

At the opening, Minister Albanese stated "this upgrade puts Grafton's tennis centre on the map. It will make it easier for the (NSW) North Coast to attract top players for major regional, state and national events.

"That means more tourists and visitors to the region and a boost for local jobs and the North Coast economy.

"The upgrade project alone supported 35 jobs during construction, and will mean three direct, ongoing jobs here.

"More than that, the Tennis Centre upgrade gives the community and local tennis players of all ages and skill levels access to high quality sporting infrastructure."

The Grafton Tennis Centre development forms part of Tennis Australia's 'Tennis 2020' initiative and the National Court Rebate Scheme (NCRS).

In just four years, the NCRS has helped develop over 1,000 new or upgraded tennis courts, backed by a direct investment of over $12 million.

The Grafton City Tennis Club caters for players of all ages and abilities in a family friendly atmosphere at the Grafton Tennis Centre's 14 court complex. The centre hosts 12 hardcourts including the seven new high performance surfaces and two synthetic grass courts.

The Centre hosts the North Coast Open held annually on the June long weekend.

Tennis Australia's 'Tennis 2020' initiative and the NCRS was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of Australasian Leisure Management.

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