Council serves up four new tennis courts

Friday, 12 February 2016

Council unveiled the first 4 upgraded courts at Woodriff Gardens Tennis Courts on Monday 15 February with Australian tennis great, Ken Rosewall.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown said the $1.3 million project has been funded by Council along with contributions from Tennis Australia and the NSW Government through its Community Building Partnership Program.

"These new courts will be the envy of all other tennis associations," Cr McKeown said.

"The new surface is a rubberised acrylic surface that will have the same playing characteristics as the courts used in the recent Australian Open.

"I'm excited that such an iconic figure in Australian tennis, Ken Rosewall, will be here in Penrith and can see the work that Council is doing to promote tennis."

The new playing surface is produced by Mapei, with the courts in Penrith being the first to use this product in NSW. In ensuring the quality of the courts, Mapei flew their Technical Director from Italy to oversee some of the initial surface applications. Tuff Turf, the contractor responsible for the project, are on track to deliver the next 4 courts in a week's time with all 10 courts being completely upgraded by Easter.

Ken Rosewall is a legend of Australian Tennis. He won 8 Grand Slam Singles titles, including 4 Australian Open Titles. He also won 9 Grand Slam Doubles Titles, has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 12 February 2016.