Facility Development

The facility planning process is an essential element of providing quality tennis facilities that can continually meet the needs of club members, participants, administrators, coaches, facility operators, local councils and communities.

Planning the development of a new, or improving an existing tennis facility, is an involved process that will take time, effort and resources to ‘get it right’. Involving stakeholders, communicating with local councils, combining club member skills and engaging professional services are all important steps to consider.

This page provides links to useful resources to assist with your facility development project.

  • Tennis Australia's Facility Planning and Development Guide is a comprehensive guide for all facility development projects.
  • Build your own Hot Shots mini courts with this comprehensive information guide.
  • Tennis Victoria’s Technical Services provides a range of services to clubs including facility audits, condition reports and investigations, project costs estimates and more. Fees are involved, however Tennis Victoria may make a contribution.
  • This fact sheet developed in conjunction with Netball Victoria is to be used when developing multi-line courts. It aligns with both national facility guidelines and outlines the minimum requirements for both sports.
  • Information regarding Tennis Australia's National Court Rebate funding to develop tennis facilities.
  • Tennis Victoria can assist your club to apply for a low interest loan from Tennis Australia through the Facility Loan Scheme.
  • This Victorian Government Scheme provides organisations and councils with access to low interest rate loans between $500,000 and $10 million to deliver community sport and recreation infrastructure.
  • This resource provides contact information for court builders, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, to assist clubs with new facility development, redevelopment or resurfacing of courts, court maintenance, cleaning, lighting and ancillaries, including fencing and nets.
  • This guide offers excellent advice to assist you when sourcing funding for a tennis facility project.
  • Clubhouses are important for any tennis club, as they provide the social environment for your club. Review this fact sheet for considerations with your clubhouse development project.
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