The Clevedon Tennis Club (CTC) was founded in 1892, making it one of the oldest clubs in New Zealand and is situated in South Auckland on the outskirts of Clevedon village. It currently comprises 5 astro-turf courts, a volley wall, and Clubrooms with an outdoor BBQ area. Membership currently sits at around 200 with a great mix of young and old, drawn from families around the community. The Club fields four Interclub teams (Men’s / Ladies / Mixed and Juniors) that compete in the Auckland Tennis Club Grades. Club nights are Tuesday nights and Business House on Mondays and Thursday. We estimate the Clubhouse to be around 50 years old.
The new Clevedon Village Structure Plan is now operative and Clevedon will soon be subject to the subdivision and development provided for by Plan Change 32. Combined, the Franklin and Papakura districts are the fastest growing districts in New Zealand. With a current population of approximately 70,000, by 2040 the area is predicted to grow by another 128,000 residents.
CLEVEDON TENNIS CLUB STRATEGIC PLAN
Given future growth projections, current CTC facilities are not at the standard required to meet either current membership or future membership needs. The Club Rooms require renovation, courts are subsiding and the current limited number of courts all require attention if we want to meet Club needs as well as the demands growth will place on the facilities.
In anticipation of these demands, the Club has established a Strategic Development Plan to meet the projected growth and to also resolve current issues with our facilities.
The Strategic Plan allows for staged development of a modern multi-purpose Tennis and Racket Club facility as well as a venue for community use and social interaction.
We recognise that a proactive response to current membership and the projected growth of the area requires great facilities, both on the court and within the Club confines - in the form of our Clubrooms and multi-use facilities.
The Club is currently having an architectural drawing produced to showcase the CTC development visions. We also note that a Coach has been contracted to assist with player development and growing membership levels as part of the Club’s response to community needs
Key points of the CTC development plan: