Clubhouse Redevelopment2020-04-21T14:53:28+08:00

Clubhouse Redevelopment

The Clubhouse and Hall facility at the East Fremantle Tennis Centre is aging. The Hall is 56 years old and the last refurbishment was undertaken 21 years ago. A refurbishment of this important community asset is overdue.

The Board of Management has established a sub-committee to develop options for redevelopment of the Clubhouse, surrounding grounds and carpark.  All options have been considered, including refurbishment/enhancement of the current building, a complete rebuild, and new facilities incorporating other Clubs.

This will be an exciting time for the club and we’d love input from club members.  If you’d like to offer feedback, or join the Clubhouse Redevelopment sub-committee, please email info@eastfreotennisclub.org.au or have a chat to the current sub-committee members:

The Redevelopment Subcommittee: Paul Hemsley – Steve Burdett – Stuart Crole – Brian McDonald – Glen Crosbie – Janine Ahern.

Latest News:

EFLTC Responds to the Precinct Master Plan

On 5th February, the Town of East Fremantle released the PPRNRPMP (Preston Point Road North Recreation Precinct Master Plan) CONSULTATION DRAFT and facilitated an open forum on Tuesday 25th Feb at EFYC, which was attended by Paul Hemsley, Janine Ahern, Bill Bell, Brian McDonald and Matt Bull from EFLTC.

Your Board of Management has prepared and delivered a response which includes suggestions centred around the vision for EFLTC shown below.

Click her for our full response on behalf of EFLTC. 

If you have any questions, or input you’d like to give, please talk to one of the EFLTC board members, in particular Paul Hemsley, Brian McDonald or Steve Burdett.

We will endeavour to keep the membership well informed through this exciting time.

Town of East Fremantle Supports our Hall Upgrade with a $108,000 Contribution.

EFLTC Hall Upgrade Image1

The Town of East Fremantle voted on Tuesday 18th June to support our Hall Upgrade with a $100,000 allocation in their 2019/2020 budget for the project.  Together with the $200,000 SportAus grant, this completes our external funding for the project.  The balance of funds for the $380,000 upgrade will come from EFLTC as either cash or in-kind support.

Special thanks are due to Paul Hemsley and Steve Burdett and the Capital Projects Subcommittee for their considerable efforts over the last 18 months, putting the business case together and methodically and relentlessly guiding us to this excellent outcome.

EFLTC will receive a SportAus grant of $200,000 towards our Hall Renovation.

Senator Slade Brockman, and the Liberal Candidate for Fremantle, Nicole Robins joined EFLTC, Taoist Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Yoga and Fremantle Table Tennis members for the announcement on Friday 3rd May.

SportAus Funding Announcement

WE all understand the health and well-being benefits of sport and recreation participation and it’s great to see the Federal Government valuing that enough to support organisations like us with significant funding like this.  The Hall is currently home not only to the Tennis Club, but also Taoist Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Yoga and Fremantle Table Tennis and is available for functions up to 175 people such as weddings and 21st parties.

The Hall Renovation is Stage 1 of a longer term vision we have for this Club to continue to build on its 113 year history as an iconic WA sporting & community facility.

Proposed Renovation:

Hall Renovation West

Hall Renovation East

 Existing Building:Hall Renovation Existing

Consultations commence on the Preston Point Road North Recreation Facilities Master Plan

The Town of East Fremantle has commissioned experienced sport and leisure consultants, ABV Leisure Consultancy Services to undertake the Preston Point Road North Recreation Facilities Master Plan on its behalf. This master plan will provide clear direction to the Town with regard to the upgrade of and investment in the existing recreation facilities within the ‘precinct’.  Consultations are expected to conclude in March 2020.

EFLTC has been keenly awaiting this and has submitted our own Redevelopment Plans for their consideration (see links below). 

The plan consists of three main items:

1. Existing Hall Refurbishment

2. New dedicated Table Tennis Pavilion, with Shared Table Tennis and Tennis Clubrooms (per images below)

3. Western Hard Court Lighting.

Profile View

Existing View

Proposed View

MOU Signing 6th Oct 2018

Graeme Smith (EFLTC President) and Gordon Lee (FTTC President), with Paul Hemsley (Clubhouse Redevelopment Sub-committee) sign the MOU to work together to develop a shared facility.

EFLTC Clubhouse Redevelopment Philosophy                      FTTC (Fremantle Table Tennis Club) New Pavilion Philosophy

FTTC & EFLTC Memorandum of Understanding

EFLTC Redevelopment Proposals to the ToEF Preston Point Road Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Project Management Plan                       Design Options

Project Budget                              Facility Lifecycle Budget                              Funding Plan

Clubhouse Redevelopment AGM 2018 report

Clubhouse Redevelopment AGM 2019 report

Hall Upgrade Project Execution Plan

EFLTC Business Plan – 2018 to 2023

 EFLTC Business Plan – 2020 to 2024 DRAFT

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Other Related EFLTC Documents:

Constitution (May 2019)                By-Laws (May 2019)                10-Year Capital Works Plan

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Useful External Links:

Tennis West Strategic Facilities Plan – 2018 and Beyond

Preston Point Road North Recreation Facilities Master Plan – Jan 2019

Town of East Fremantle – Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy – Dec 2016

Tennis Australia – National Tennis Facility Planning and Development Guide – March 2013

Tennis Australia – Facility Development and Management Framework (Tennis 2020 Blueprint) – 2012

Tennis Queensland – Technical Manual for the Design, Construction and Management of Tennis Facilities – 2008