“You cannot be serious!”: Tennis lovers thrilled with new precinct

Published 10 December 2021

Narangba Tennis Centre

Tennis lovers will be shouting “c’mon!” when they see the new $4 million regional tennis centre at Harris Avenue Sports Complex in Narangba which will be complete by early January.

Mayor Peter Flannery urged all budding stars, beginner or pro, to come and try the facilities for themselves.

“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,” he said.

“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 in February, with dates soon to be released.

“I’d like to thank the State 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.”

Kurwongbah MP Shane King said he was amazed by the quality of the project that Council had delivered in partnership with the State Government.

“This is amazing – Moreton Bay Regional Council invests a lot of money on sporting infrastructure and they do a lot for the community,” he said.

“I’m pleased that the State was able to contribute a fair bit toward this project and the community is going to benefit greatly.

“We’ve known for a little while that we’ve needed tennis facilities in the area and this project ticks every box we could hope for.”

Tennis Queensland head of tennis delivery Elia Hill said this will be a huge part of their plans to expand the sport across Moreton Bay Region and give residents another option for recreation.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

Keep up to date with Council’s Facebook page for more information about the open day.