By Mitchell Clarke
The future of Australian tennis was seen serving up some serious potential at Kooweerup’s answer to Melbourne Park.
With the Australian Open around the corner, Cardinia Shire Council welcomed the next generation of Ash Barty’s and Alex de Minaur’s to have their own shot at success on Saturday 7 December at the Cochrane Park Tennis Courts.
Two new tennis courts were recently constructed at the park and two existing courts were refurbished.
The works included acrylic surfacing, improved lighting and new shelters, which have been utilised by the Kooweerup Tennis Club and local community.
Cardinia Shire Council contributed $327,000 to the project and the State Government provided $250,000.
Council have since launched their online system which allows community members to secure a court in a click.
To book, visit https://play.tennis.com.au/KooWeeRupTennisClub. Once the hire process is complete, players will need to enter their unique code at the gate of the courts.
Each court booking made throughout December will go in the draw to win a Tennis Victoria pack, with the winner to be announced in January 2020.
Cochrane Park is located a 243 Rossiter Road, Kooweerup.