New Moreton Bay area tennis facility to boost participation

Moreton Bay Regional Council announced the official opening of its new $ 4 million regional tennis center at Harris Avenue Sports Complex in Narangba on January 22.

With the latest work currently underway, Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery has urged all aspiring stars, beginners and professionals alike, to come and try the facilities for themselves at the grand opening, which will include classes in free tennis.

Mayor Flannery said: “I can’t wait to see the next Ash Barty or Pat Rafter develop their ‘love’ of the game here in the Moreton Bay area with this successful facility.

“With the Olympics not too far away, it would be great to see a local star on the podium at the Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics in 2032.

“Tennis Queensland will take over the management of the new district and I am delighted to see how excited they are to engage with the community by hosting a free trial day that will coincide with the Open d ‘ Australia.

“I want to thank the (Queensland) government for their huge contribution of $ 2 million to make this project a reality and Kurwongbah MP Shane King for his support.

“This is just one of the many facilities that the Council offers at a Gold Medal level on the 2032 route, including our own indoor stadium at the 7,000 Olympic Park in The Mill, Petrie.”

Noting that the new facility will be an important part of plans to expand the sport in the Moreton Bay area, Elia Hill, Tennis Queensland’s tennis delivery manager, added “We have been planning this facility for some time now and for us to see a site here and for it to be a community place to play – we’re so excited, ”she said.

“We have already appointed a head coach at Wade Foster who has 20 years of experience at Moreton Bay, he will be great for anyone looking to learn new skills and make sure the community at large has a place to come. enjoy.

“It has been so easy to work with Council throughout this process and we couldn’t be more pleased with the installation which is a big part of our plans for the future of the game.”

The Council is also looking for venues to play a role in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games – as warm-up, training and even competition venues.

Image: Moreton Bay Regional Advisors at the near-full Harris Avenue Sports Complex (top) and the concept of the Narangba New Resort Convenience Block (bottom).

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