We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
Redeveloped Sunshine Coast Tennis Centre officially opens
The upgraded $4.5 million Sunshine Coast Tennis Centre at Caloundra was officially opened today offering the capacity to attract and host state, national and international events and to compete with other regional tennis facilities around Queensland.
The redevelopment includes a new clubhouse, change rooms, a first aid room, a tournament office, retail space and dedicated community space alongside terraced seating and a viewing area over the centre court providing a high quality spectator experience. The clubhouse has also been designed around maximising the advantages of the Sunshine Coast’s excellent climate and includes a 26 kilowatt solar system.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson advised that the redevelopment represented a major investment in tennis on the Sunshine Coast and helped to deliver on council’s commitment to the Caloundra Central Park Sport and Recreation Precinct Master Plan.
Mayor Jamieson noted “The Sunshine Coast Tennis Centre is a first-class regional level facility and has been designed with the users’ needs front of mind.
“I am sure that members and visitors alike will benefit from having this facility for many years to come and I know that our tennis-loving community will thoroughly enjoy having this asset available for their use.
“Our council has a strong commitment to encouraging participation in community sport and recreation – whether it be through tennis or across a wide range of sporting codes.
“Our support for promoting active, healthy lifestyles reinforces our vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative and it is an intrinsic objective of our Sunshine Coast Community Strategy – which I launched in November last year.”
Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg advised “the club had outgrown the old facility and this latest stage of works follows on from court upgrades undertaken in 2014 with future stages planned to provide an ancillary building, hot shot courts for junior player development and existing court upgrades.
“Council has also ensured improved accessibility, with a car park extension providing 60 extra car parking spaces.
“I am proud to have a facility of this calibre in Division 2. It will be a major drawcard for visitors to Caloundra and I’m sure they will be only too glad to support our many local businesses when staying.”
Caloundra Tennis Association Manager, Matt Deverson who has been playing tennis at the facility since he was four-years-old, thanked council for delivering the upgrade and supporting sport across the entire region.
Deverson adds “throughout my life the club has continued to grow and I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in many aspects of its operation and continued success.
“Our plan going forward is to continue to give everyone amazing playing experiences, and to provide to kids of all levels, the coaching, training, and opportunities to chase their tennis dreams.
“We want to attract major tennis events for all to enjoy, continue giving our social players and competition players great opportunities and provide our spectators with an unforgettable experience.
“Thank you to former Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer for all your support, as well as our dedicated committee and members, Tennis Queensland and Tennis Australia.
“Together we are working to make this one of the best tennis facilities in the country.”
Image: Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson, Manager of the Caloundra Tennis Association Matt Deverson and Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg with budding local tennis stars Eva Williams and Andy Mather (both aged nine) courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council
27th June 2020 - Record tennis courts bookings as Australians enjoy safe play
25th April 2020 - Greater Shepparton City completes upgrade of tennis courts
21st March 2020 - Resurfacing works completed for Shoalhaven Tennis Courts
22nd January 2020 - Tennis program set to be introduced into five Queensland state schools
6th December 2019 - 10 tennis courts to be upgraded in South Australia
23rd November 2019 - Courts reopened at Mornington Peninsula Boneo Tennis Club
8th September 2019 - Tennis Australia and Ticketmaster agree partnership for tennis events
26th July 2019 - Tennis Australia to roll out new court surfaces across the nation
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry.read more
Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!