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OZTENNIS
May 11th, 2008, 07:06 AM
Seeing as the QLD State Tennis Centre is due for completion later in the year, I thought I would start a thread for it, as it is the biggest development since the construction of the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

When completed, the centre will have:
- 22 international standard tennis courts (16 hardcourts, 4 claycourts and 2 grasscourts)
- A 5500 seat covered Centre Court
- Administrative facilities for Tennis QLD
- Cafes, restaurants, pro shop
- A new ferry terminal
- 390 apartments in the 'Tennyson Reach' development

All in all, the centre has cost $80 million to construct.

Here are some artists impressions of the QLD Tennis Centre:

http://www.tennisattennyson.com/images/masterplan_01.jpg


http://www.tennisattennyson.com/images/Teny_Concpt_View_01.jpg


http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39212.6733718981http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39212.6727425579http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39212.6718571412http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39212.6753022454http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39559.4124051389


http://www.tennysonreach.com.au/_img/tennis.jpg
And of course, the centre will host the Brisbane International from 2009...

Here are some sites of interest:
www.tennysonreach.com (http://www.tennysonreach.com/)
www.tennisattennyson.com (http://www.tennisattennyson.com/)
www.tennisqueensland.com (http://www.tennisqueensland.com/)

And some photos of the stadium taking shape
http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39568.4115712269http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39568.4106677199http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39568.3960003009http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetId=RDM39568.3970115857

mckyle.
May 11th, 2008, 07:11 AM
It's a good thing those buildings are there or else it would be crazy windy. There's a place I go play at every year right on a lake and it's probably my least favorite facility because of all the wind.

DutchieGirl
May 11th, 2008, 07:14 AM
Looks alright. ;)

aussie_fan
May 11th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Inside looks interesting, don't know in a good way or a bad way, looks very closed in, could make for an interesting atmosphere

Mattographer
May 11th, 2008, 07:48 AM
This stadium look exactly same as Sydney except they don't have the roof :p

azza
May 11th, 2008, 07:51 AM
still wont make anymore top 100 players.

jazar
May 11th, 2008, 08:31 AM
that looks pretty damn amazing

Pasta-Na
May 11th, 2008, 08:39 AM
i saw the big poster at southbank. but still trying to find out where the location of this contruction is :lol:

Josh.
May 11th, 2008, 09:08 AM
:hearts: Proper clay courts.

*head for google to look up travel packages* (I'm kidding, I live an hour's drive away ;):lol:)

Adal
May 11th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Wow :hearts:

Rising Sun
May 11th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Looks great. :hearts:

How far is it from the CBD? :confused:

OZTENNIS
May 11th, 2008, 09:55 AM
It is about 15 minutes from UQ to City by CityCat, so it would probably take 20/25 minutes to get to Tennis Centre from CBD...

CityCat would be fastest option

Dani12
May 11th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Damnit, I'm moving to Queensland.

.:sk:.
May 11th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Great area! Is a WTA or ATP tournament planned there?

DutchieGirl
May 11th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Great area! Is a WTA or ATP tournament planned there?

Both - it's gonna be a combined one. No more Gold Coast for the women, or Adelaide for the men - they are both Brisbane (not that far to move the ladies tourney). ;)

.:sk:.
May 11th, 2008, 10:28 AM
Both - it's gonna be a combined one. No more Gold Coast for the women, or Adelaide for the men - they are both Brisbane (not that far to move the ladies tourney). ;)

Thanks for info :yeah:

InsideOut.
May 11th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Looks good.

Chunchun
May 11th, 2008, 10:32 AM
With that no. of courts I assume the Brisbane tourney will be 128-MD??

DutchieGirl
May 11th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Mens & womens tourney together in the same week, PLUS they actually plan to use it for the rest of the year too you know. It's not just for one week a year - more courts = (hopefully for them) more people playing at any one time. ;)

OZTENNIS
May 11th, 2008, 12:32 PM
It (as far as I know) will be the biggest tennis centre in Queensland.
Currently UQ Tennis Centre is the biggest with 21 tennis courts (15 hard, 4 rebound ace, 2 synthetic grass) ...

There were also proposals for a 10 court centre in the Northern Suburbs, Brisbane has lost over 200 tennis courts over the last decade due to rising land prices...

tennnisfannn
May 11th, 2008, 02:33 PM
looks so good, I want to move there.