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05 January 2019 Posted by 




NETBALLl and tennis players and fans are set to benefit from a major upgrade to create an international level facility for both sports in Western Sydney.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres to announce the $50.5M upgrade to the Tennis Centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

“This upgrade will provide better facilities for netball and tennis fans and athletes, and provide opportunities for both sports to meet growing demand especially in Western Sydney,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We know the Swifts and Giants netball teams have completely outgrown their existing facility, and a bigger and better venue is needed. This upgraded facility will have 10,000 seats, so more fans can support their team.”

As part of the upgrade, a new roof will be installed over Ken Rosewall Arena and Show Court 1 to create an all-weather high-performance environment for both sports. A timber sprung floor will also be installed at the Arena, capable of hosting major netball events.

The upgrade will improve players’ facilities, lighting, ventilation, seating and public amenities.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said this upgrade will help secure major international sporting events as part of the Government’s 10 World Cups in 10 years strategy,

“We are bringing the best sporting events in the world to NSW, and this upgrade will allow us to host ATP Tennis World Team Cup event in January 2020.

“We want the best tennis players in the world playing in Western Sydney – and this upgrade is part of our strategy to make that happen.”

Netball NSW CEO Carolyn Campbell supported the announcement and said that by providing access to a purpose built facility, netball will continue to see strong growth.



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