National Tennis Center by Jackson Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Apr 2013 3:21 pm | Sport Arenas

Located in Melbourne, Australia, the National Tennis Center was designed by the practice of Jackson Architecture and it was delivered one year ahead of the schedule, just in time for the 2013 Australian Open.

The Centre is now probably the best purpose built elite tennis facility in the world and it features eight indoor courts and 13 outdoor courts for either elite training or general use and also features a gymnasium, a lounge and changing rooms.

There are coaching facilities for the fields to ease the players tracking and also offer a way to improve their games by watching video playbacks in the rooms adjacent to the courts. There is also a car park underneath the Centre with room for 1000 vehicles that uses high-tension cables in the slab to decrease the vibration.

The Australian Open will expect around 300 million visitors and will generate an estimated sum of 239 million dollars while also offering jobs for 1440 persons thus adding a considerable boost to the Melbourne economy through this remarkable Centre.

 

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