NEW PROJECT RELEASE: New AJ+C designed tennis centre opens in game, set and match for Blacktown
The latest in a series of sporting facilities designed by award-winning firm Allen Jack+Cottier (AJ+C) is to be opened in Western Sydney – allowing the ‘sporting city’ of Blacktown to compete for and host major regional tennis tournaments for the first time.
Launched tomorrow, the facilities include extensions to the existing Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope (doubling its indoor courts from two to four and creating additional services), a new two-storey tennis centre and 16 outdoor courts, including a centre court with permanent seating for more than 360 spectators.
Commenting on the design, Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali said: “I was extremely keen, as was my predecessor, to have a full centre court. The way AJ+C has delivered this, with the building looking on to it and featuring a series of ‘corporate boxes’ overlooking it, gives the space a fantastic ambience. The way this area then flows through to the existing and new facilities make this the jewel in the crown for the city’s sporting assets.”