What a difference a year makes. Last March, the future of the historic tennis club at Blowhole Point, established in 1892, was under a cloud following the release of the Kiama Harbour and Blowhole Point Headland master plan.
While recommending its short-term retention, by improving drainage and stabilising old quarry walls, the master plan said “consideration should be given to removing the tennis courts and exploring additional tourism opportunities to support the existing tourism facilities”.
Now, after merging with the much larger Kiama Tennis Club, the courts have had an upgrade to a state of the art surface sure to make them very popular amongst members and visitors.
The work was made possible by a combination of Club fundraising and grants. One of the courts at the Club’s large Noorinan Street complex was also made into a hard court, with the others remaining grass.
Details: Kiama Tennis Club members may play on the courts for free. Non-members can rent the courts, through the Kiama Visitors Centre, for $10/hour. The Club welcomes new members. Call 4232 2431 or visit kiamatennis.org.au