One of the keys in our future growth of Tennis in Bendigo, will come through the delivery of the Redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Complex. This is a project which is being formulated through the efforts of the City of Greater Bendigo, Tennis Australia, State Government of Victoria and the Bendigo Tennis Association.
Following the investment already made into the Complex courts, stakeholders are finalising the design plans for the redevelopment of the clubhouse pavilion, car park area and surrounding landscaping. The project will keep the Centre at the forefront of playing venues in Australia, and further enhance our ability to build the sport of tennis both locally and across the region, as well as ensuring we continue to attract events of a National and International significants to Bendigo.
The vision for the project will result in the following:
Redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Centre creating a modern, functional and flexible space
Changes to courts ensuring compliance with Tennis Australia/International Tennis Federation standards including new show courts
Improvements to fencing
Improvements to court lighting
Improvements to car parking
With a strong tournament focus and strength in plexi cushion court numbers, attention now needs to be placed on the clubhouse and centre court to ensure that the quality of off court facilities matches the class of the on court facilities.
This project will assist in attracting and delivering events of a regional, state and national significance at the Bendigo Tennis Centre, as well as providing the flexibility to provide a diversity of other events allowing it to operate as a high quality and regionally significant tennis centre for the next 20-30 years.
The events provided at the centre provide flow on benefits to the region, including providing pathways for aspiring athletes, bringing in significant visitor numbers to the region and give the region exposure to current and future tennis champions (previous competitors at Bendigo Tennis Centre events include Nick Kyrgios, Sam Groth, Daria Gavrilova and Casey Dellacqua).
As a part of the funding mix, the Bendigo TA are looking to raise $250,000 to contribute towards the project. We are now seeking donations from interested community members to help with our contribution towards the project. Interested individuals / organsations can look to contribute in 3 main ways:
For Generations Donation Program – See our For Generations donation program to find out how you can support this great project, through a tax deductible donation.
Buy Infrastructure – The BTA are finalising a program for which people can buy aspects of the new development, ie show court naming, function room naming, seats in the grand stand. Further information on these opportunities will be provided here in the coming weeks, or alternatively you can contact Leon at the Complex on 5442 5744 for more information on this.
Social activities – the BTA, and our affiliates, will deliver a number of social activities and events which will look to raise funds directly towards the redevelopment plan. This includes trivia nights, social tournaments, balls, etc. More information on these activities will appear on this website once confirmed.
The redevelopment plan for the Bendigo Tennis Complex has been made possible through the contributions of the following partners: