About this project
Arrow Metal’s bespoke perforated metal panel design skills have helped give Blacktown Tennis Centre the advantage.
The new $16m centre at Stanhope Gardens – the ‘jewel in the crown’ for the city’s sporting assets and the largest tennis centre of its kind in New South Wales – allows Blacktown to compete for and host major regional tennis tournaments for the first time.
The biggest single investment in a tennis centre by a local Government in NSW, architects Allen Jack + Cottier led the landmark project for Blacktown City Council – calling on the expertise of Arrow Metal in collaboration with Active Metal Pty Ltd, to create a series of illustrated red-coloured perforated metal panels.
Perforation pattern expertise: Bespoke perforated metal panel design
Arrow Metal created the bespoke perforated metal panel design for Blacktown Tennis Centre to the exact specifications of the architects. Each individual lightweight aluminium panel was cleverly and precisely perforated using Arrow Metal’s specialist tooling machinery to produce a unique, sports-themed perforated metal mural.
Red perforated metal is used throughout the centre to provide visual interest and contrast, creating a vibrant and modern sporting venue that was designed by Allen Jack + Cottier in consultation with Blacktown Tennis Inc, Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia.
Blacktown Tennis Centre: A sporting hub for professionals and the community
Blacktown Tennis Centre’s facilities are designed to suit tennis players of all levels and skill, integrating with the existing Leisure Centre to create a ‘sporting city’.
Available for the community to hire for coaching and social matches, it boasts 16 plexicushion courts, including four championship size courts and an exhibition court, grandstand seating for 288 spectators, administration and tournament office, function room, change room, toilets, children’s play area with tennis rebound walls and additional car parking.
It was opened in August 2016 by two-time Wimbledon champion Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali and Tennis Australia president, Stephen Healey.
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