Kingsville Tennis Pavilion redevelopment serves up modern space

Published on 30 May 2019

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Local tennis buffs can enjoy new amenities at Kingsville Tennis Pavilion, with construction now complete at Hansen Reserve, West Footscray, following the removal of the old pavilion that was built in the 1950’s.

The new facility serves up 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 new pavilion is 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 this new facility will help foster the growth of tennis and participation, provide a place where we can share common interests and grow together as a community,” Marg said.

Message from the Mayor, Cr Martin Zakharov

Sport plays a vital role in the City of Maribyrnong and has a unique ability to bring the community together. We work hard to ensure everyone has the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing, and this project is part of Council’s commitment to improving facilities to provide accessible amenities and multi-purpose spaces for sporting and community use. I look forward to seeing the community enjoy the new space.

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City of Maribyrnong Mayor, Cr Martin Zakharov, with Marg Lind, Kingsville Tennis Club president.