Work has begun on the redevelopment of the Domain Tennis Centre, the home of Tasmania’s premier tennis event, the Moorilla Hobart International.
Attending the site today, Tasmanian Minister Lisa Singh inspected the demolition stage of the redevelopment, which has been made possible by the State Government’s $2.25 million grant to upgrade seating.
The first phase of the development will be completed in time for the 2010 event and will include a new entrance, corporate stand and media facilities.
A permanent grandstand will replace the old stand, providing premium seating and world class views for corporate clients and a new temporary stand will be erected for general public seating.
The media facilities will include a glassed-in enclosure at the northern end of Centre Court allowing for up-to-the-minute reporting court side.
Moorilla Hobart International Tournament Director Michael Roberts said he was excited about the development and what it means for the tournament.
“It’s great to finally be able to offer a facility that matches the quality of the tennis on show here in January.”
“The 2009 tournament featured one of the most talented line-ups in the event’s history, with three of the world’s top 20 and 17 of the world’s top 50 competing in the main draw, and we look forward to putting on an even better show in 2010.”
The Moorilla Hobart International will be held from 8-16 January 2010 and with ticket prices starting from $9.90 it is a fantastic opportunity to watch some of the best female tennis players in the world compete for the title.