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

Published 09 May 2022

Narangba Tennis Centre

Tennis lovers will be shouting “c’mon!” when they see the new $4million Narangba Tennis Centre  when Council opens the gates with a free come-and-try grand opening event this Sunday May 15.

Mayor Peter Flannery urged all budding stars, beginner or pro, to come on down to the Harris Avenue Sports Complex 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 supporting this free come and try day.

“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 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 General Manager Elia Hill said this facility will play a huge part in their plans to expand the sport across Moreton Bay.

“We’re so happy to have this partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council to help access a whole new wave of tennis fans to pick up a racquet,” she said.

“We’ve appointed a highly experienced tennis coach Wade Foster from InTennis as the head coach of this facility and we know he’ll do a great job inspiring everyone from children to adults.

“Mr Foster who has 20 years’ experience in Moreton Bay, so he’ll be great for anyone wanting to learn new skills and have fun.

“I’d like to thank Council for this great facility, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”

The Narangba Tennis Centre opening event runs between 9am and 1pm, with a plaque unveiling at 10am. The centre is located within the  Harris Avenue Sports Complex.

Tennis lessons and activities are available for people of all abilities, they’re free of charge on the day and do not require registrations.