Upgraded courts set record enrolments for Riverhead Tennis

Publish Date : 21 Mar 2024
Item 2A Parks And Community Facilities Dec 2023 Jan 2024 Presentation 1

The recent upgrade of public tennis courts has helped Riverhead Tennis Club set a record for junior enrolments after more than 100 children signed up to play.

The upgrade of the five courts at Riverhead War Memorial Park, funded by Rodney Local Board, cost $258,000 for construction and took several months to complete.

The courts have non-slip rubberised playing surfaces, new nets and basketball hoops. The perimeter fence is new and moving the tennis wall to the corner of the site has opened views into the courts.

Rodney Local Board Chair Brent Bailey says the upgraded courts look fantastic and are suitable for basketball, netball and tennis.

“The area is experiencing substantial population growth, and the park’s central location is ideal for the sports and recreation activities that take place there.
“It’s brilliant that since the court upgrade more children have an opportunity to play sports. The courts are used by locals and sports codes, and it’s good they will make full use of them.”

Significant investment in the memorial park includes the new playground, the car park upgrade, and safer vehicle and pedestrian access to the park.

The next project is the skatepark upgrade which includes multiple skate options and new skate elements. Designs are underway with the work expected to be completed by the end of June.

Basketball, tennis and netball groups use the courts which are also available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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