Tennis Redevelopment at Centenary Park

Founded in 1891, Frankston Tennis Club is one of the oldest in Australia, with hundreds of members playing every week. But as Frankston grows, the current courts have been acquired by the Victorian Government to make way for the vital Frankston Hospital expansion.

We all know the hospital needs to be upgraded, but it shouldn't mean tennis players are left with nowhere to play.

Council has worked with Frankston Tennis Club, Frankston East Tennis Club and Tennis Victoria/Australia to finalise plans for a $4.2 million redevelopment of existing Frankston East Tennis Club facilities at Centenary Park.

Features include:

  • 13 hard surface courts with new lighting and fencing
  • Upgrade of existing pavilion featuring open social space, kitchen and bar, storage and cool room, accessible shower, accessible public toilet, new male and female change rooms and amenities, meeting room and tournament office, external painting and service upgrades
  • Car park upgrades meeting DDA compliance requirements
  • Landscape works including retaining walls, gardening, footpaths as well as drainage and service upgrades

Funding breakdown:

  • Frankston City Council –  $1.365 million ($200,000 already expended)
  • State Government of Victoria – $3 million – this figure includes:
    • Purchase of Council land - $1.505 million
    • Contribution to assist in relocation of the Frankston Tennis Club - $1.495 million
  • Frankston Tennis Club and Frankston East Tennis Club (combined contribution) – $35,000 

Project status

The project is fully funded with a tender recently advertised. Works will be underway in early 2020, with the clubs to merge and move into their new home in mid-late 2020. 

For more information, view the media release here.

Council continues to investigate a range of options that will provide Bayside Gymnastics Club with permanent facilities.