Tennis Pavilion redevelopment serves up modern multi-use space
Published on 11 October 2018
Following the removal of the current pavilion that was built in the 1950’s, construction of the new Kingsville Tennis Pavilion has begun at Hansen Reserve, West Footscray.
The new facility will provide updated player and member amenities, large modern social space for club activities and functions, a commercial grade kitchen, a large undercover outdoor viewing area, upgraded accessible amenities and improved accessible pathways around the site, improved lighting for the tennis courts and pathways, and upgraded storage.
The pavilion will be a multi-purpose space that will not only cater for the Kingsville Tennis Club’s growing competition, coaching and social membership, but will also allow for a range of community programs that the Club runs.
Kingsville Tennis Club’s motto is ‘sport for all – regardless of age, level or ability’, and this commitment is demonstrated through their community programs, including running sessions for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as people with mental illness.
The club president, Marg Lind, said that the upgraded pavilion will help them expand on these community programs.
“Kingsville Tennis Club is privileged to have the support of Maribyrnong City Council with the building of our new clubhouse. Tennis is a sport for all ages and abilities, and a new facility to help foster the growth of tennis and participation, provides a place where we can share common interests and grow together as a community,” Marg said.
Paralympian and Australian Open champion Dylan Alcott grew up playing at Kingsville Tennis Club.
“Kingsville Tennis Club is where I began my tennis journey. It has always been a very generous and accepting club catering for all members of the community, providing opportunities for everyone. I am forever grateful to the club for getting me started on my tennis pathway, and a new clubhouse would not just benefit the tennis club, but the entire community around it,” Dylan said.
The pavilion redevelopment is scheduled to be complete in June 2019. Click here for project updates.
Message from the Mayor, Cr Cuc Lam
We know that sport has the ability to bring the community together, and this project is part of Council’s commitment to improving sports facilities in order to provide accessible amenities and multi-purpose spaces for sporting and community use. I look forward to seeing the community enjoy the new space when it is complete.
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