THE Earlville and the Woree Tennis Clubs will merge to form the Henley Street Tennis Club after the relocation of the Woree Tennis Club to Lions Park last year.
The move was to enable the upgrade of the Rigg/Windarra intersection and allow for the progression of the Jeff Pezzuti Park Masterplan.
As part of the relocation, Cairns Regional Council committed to a $2.9 million upgrade of Lions Park.
“This included the construction of four new tennis courts, lighting and a 34-bay carpark to allow for both the Woree and Earlville clubs to use the venue concurrently,” a council spokesperson said.
“Once the upgrade is complete, the Henley Street Tennis Club will have a total of eight tennis courts, providing more opportunities to host more and higher-level tournaments.”
The Henley Street Tennis Club has also been given a 10-year lease agreement while also allowing the Woree Tennis Club to continue using the two remaining courts at Jeff Pezzutti Park until they are either removed as part of masterplan redevelopment or are no longer required by the club.