The key to the future growth of Tennis in Bendigo, will come through the delivery of the Redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Complex. This is a project has been formulated through the efforts of the City of Greater Bendigo, Tennis Australia, State Government of Victoria, Australian Government and the Bendigo Tennis Association.
At over $6.2 million this is the largest investment into the facility, since it was created in the early 1980’s. Upon its completion, 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 significant to Bendigo.
Works on stage 1 of the new facility, begun in November 2016, with the following to be completed by mid – late September 2017.
Stage 2 works, which will be completed by October 2017 include:
Stage 3 works, completed by November 2017 include:
Stage 4 works on a permanent grand stand for 400+ patrons, is expected to commence in late 2017.
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).
Front view of the Complex from Nolan St – click here
Floor plan of the new pavilion – click here
Site plan of the Redeveloped facility – click here
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: