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New Moreton Bay Region tennis facility to boost participation

New Moreton Bay Region tennis facility to boost participation
January 10, 2022

Moreton Bay Regional Council has announced that its new $4 million regional tennis centre at the Harris Avenue Sports Complex in Narangba which will gets its official opening on 22nd January.

With final works currently being undertaken, Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery urged all budding stars, beginner or pro, to come and try the facilities for themselves at the official opening, which will include free tennis lessons.

Mayor Flannery stated “I can’t wait to see the next Ash Barty or Pat Rafter developing their ‘love’ of the game here in Moreton Bay Region thanks to this smash hit facility.

“With the Olympics not too far away it’d be great to see a homegrown star on the podium at the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Tennis Queensland will take on the management of the new precinct and I’m pleased to see how enthusiastic they are to engage with the community by putting on a free come and try day that will coincide with the Australian Open.

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

“This is just one of many facilities Council is delivering to a gold medal standard on the road to 2032, including our very own Olympic Park 7,000 indoor stadium at The Mill, Petrie.”

Advising that the new facility this will be a huge part of plans to expand the sport across the Moreton Bay Region, Tennis Queensland Head of tennis delivery Elia Hill added "we’ve been planning for this facility for some time now and for us to see a site here and for this to be a community place to play - we’re just so excited.

“We’ve already appointed a head coach in Wade Foster who has 20 years’ experience in Moreton Bay, he’ll be great for anyone wanting to learn new skills, and make sure the wider community has somewhere to come and enjoy themselves.

“Council have been so easy to work with throughout this process and we couldn’t be happier with the facility which is a big part of our plans for the future of the game.”

The Council is also looking for its 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 Councillors at the near complete Harris Avenue Sports Complex (top) and the concept for the amenities block at the new Narangba complex (below).

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