HIGGINS Park and Hensman Park Tennis Clubs are opening up their courts through a new initiative to encourage local residents to get involved in the sport.
Club members, locals, tennis fans and occasional players will be able to book courts at their leisure with the club’s new booking system, the Book a Court program.
The improved booking process allows players to book and pay online, with players then given a PIN that provides access to the court and turns on the lights at their designated time.
The new process provides both flexibility and freedom for players who can now easily access courts.
Higgins Park Tennis Club president Tom Leeming said the new system would be a positive for the club and the community.
“The new booking system is excellent for its convenience for both members and the public,” he said.
“People can book and play when it suits them… it is just like booking a hotel room or airline ticket online, all you need is a credit card.”
The Book a Court program was first piloted in 2015-16 and has been installed in more than 85 venues and 554 courts nationwide.
In 2017-18 there have been more than 41,000 bookings made, generating $240,000 in online payments and unlocking new revenue for all clubs involved.