Design work is underway on a new $26.7 million 18-court public tennis centre in Glen Waverley, with $21 million in funding from the State Government and a $5.77 million commitment from City of Monash Council.
Council will deliver the project on an area zoned Public Park and Recreation that is adjacent to the Glen Waverley Golf Course, and includes the 3.4 hectare golf driving range.
The tennis centre will add another facility to this well-known sporting precinct, which already offers netball, softball and golf. The tennis centre is anticipated to be ready for play by early 2024.
The project will include:
- 18 tennis courts. Following discussion with tennis clubs, we are proposing there be at least 14 synthetic courts, with up to four hard acrylic courts to allow for a mix of court surfaces.
- A shared-use pavilion with change rooms, public amenities, a kiosk/café, social space and club storage rooms. The pavilion will be for the use of golf and tennis club members and spectators.
- Intersection upgrade and associated traffic improvement works at the corner of Jells and Waverley Roads to reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow.
- Drainage infrastructure improvements to the site to reduce flooding.
The tennis centre is expected to be the new home to a number of local tennis clubs who will have the opportunity to play on state-of-the-art synthetic courts while still retaining the camaraderie and family feel of community tennis.