National Tennis Centre, Melbourne Park - Jackson Architecture
Daryl Jackson Architecture, Architect, Jackson Architecture- Melbourne Architect, Melbourne Architecture, Melbourne Architects, Architecture, Architects, Architect
Daryl Jackson Architecture, Architect, Jackson Architecture- Melbourne Architect, Melbourne Architecture, Melbourne Architects, Architecture, Architects, Architect
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National Tennis Centre, Melbourne Park

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Featured, Public, Sport
About This Project

National Tennis Centre, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, VIC

$130M

The National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park is a high performance – elite training facility for tennis players. It consists of:

  • 8 indoor and 13 outdoor tennis courts;
  • extensive player and coaching facilities including player lounge, gymnasium, assessment rooms and flexible lecture spaces / teaching rooms;
  • offices for coaches and associated administrative staff;
  • 1000 space public car park and separate bus parking area;
  • new East and West entrances to Hisense Arena; and
  • a series of new pedestrian links, including a public plaza, walkways, bridges and ramps, to seamlessly connect the new facilities to the existing sports and entertainment venues located in the Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct.

The building was imagined and now exists as a contemporary transparent pavilion in a parkland setting. It is sited along the northern site boundary to minimise its bulk when viewed from Olympic Boulevard and allow AAMI Park and Hisense Arena to be the dominant buildings fronting Olympic Boulevard.

The building’s form incorporates a gentle aerofoil which distinguishes the dynamic roof form with extreme cantilevered overhangs to the south, east & west. To the north, the roof profile wraps down to form the northern facade, enclosing the two levels of ancillary spaces that provide a main entry and all other associated facilities to service the tennis court users.

The facility is highly regarded by the world’s best tennis players who frequent it during the Australian Open. Post occupancy interviews with the building management and coaching staff were extremely positive about the planning and building design.