Maidstone Tennis Courts

ClientMaribyrnong City Council
The Maidstone Public Access Tennis Courts, comprising of 2 courts are located within a small urban park, and had been in a state of disrepair for an extended period of time. Council had reached a decision to reconstruct the courts as part of the overall enhancement of the park. The local residents have a proud attachment to the site, and they had a vested interest in seeing the facility return to usable public space. Once Completed, the courts were to remain public access courts inclusive of hot shot tennis line marking to encourage use of the facility at a junior level.

Project challenge

The tight confines of the site left no margin for set out error in order to deliver 2 full size tennis courts compliant to Tennis Australia dimension guidelines. 2 such constraints were a tree and the original site pavilion both of which the residents insisted were to stay and in the case of the pavilion, upgraded.

2MH solution

Fortunately and due to our familiarity through the design phase, Maribyrnong City Council engaged 2MH Consulting for the full Project Management inclusive of complete Contractor liaison and attendance at Hold Point inspections. The limited available space on the site was emphasised to the contractor at the initial commencement meeting which gave the Contractor a good appreciation for the project challenges. Our design also included a drop down low fence immediately in front of the pavilion so that the aspect and amenity of the refurbished pavilion was not diminished behind a conventional full height hard chain wire fence. A retractable soft netting curtain was installed across this section to stop tennis balls leaving the compound.
Melbourne & Central Victoria
Local government
Project type
Sports facilities, Tennis courts
2MH services
Concept development, Project design & specification, Quoting & tender management, Design management, Construction management, Engineering design & reports, Geotechnical Report, Concept development, Design, Delivery, Project management, Investigation & assessment, Sports facility design
Outdoor infrastructure
Sports surfaces, Fencing, Hard court, Sports barriers