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Take advantage of rare opportunity for free tennis lessons
An aerial view of Frew Park. Image courtesy Brisbane City Council.
It's a site which has hosted high profile tennis tournaments including eight Australian Opens, as well as concerts featuring acts like the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Johnny Cash. And now, after languishing in a state of abject disrepair for many years, the former Milton Tennis Centre and Milton Bowl site is about to reopen in a new and exciting incarnation.
Located between Frew Street and Milton Road, the new-look Frew Park, now a 3.5 hectare inner city parkland featuring tennis courts (in a nod to history) and a new mega-playground, will officially open to the public on 29 November 2014. A grand opening event on this day will see live music, a sausage sizzle, kids' entertainment and a free screening of Disney's Frozen movie from 6.30pm, while Tennis Gear Australia will hold free tennis lessons at the park courts throughout the afternoon.
Frew Park will be made up of the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre which includes six tennis courts, a rebound court, amenities and seating with a food and beverage outlet as well as the Arena playground designed (refreshingly) for children aged 10 to 15 years. Standout elements include a large climbing wall, oversized slides, angled climbing surfaces, climbing nets and cages and seating ledges for social interaction. Some play areas for younger children will also be incorporated. An open space named the Wendy Turnbull Green, along with shaded picnic areas, car park, exercise equipment and interpretive signage and artwork showcasing the site's history will also feature.
Time to play. Image courtesy Brisbane City Council.