Wagga Wagga City Council aims to activate the Bolton Park Precinct, turning it into a sports hub that attracts athletes, officials, and tourists. This project will play a significant role in boosting Wagga Wagga's growth and reputation.

Stage 1 of the project is to redevelop the Jim Elphick Tennis Centre into a nationally significant tennis venue.

The tennis centre will be the new home to a number of local tennis clubs and will also be used for regional and national competitions.

When completed, the facility will feature:

  • eight International Tennis Federation cushioned acrylic hard courts
  • two warmup cushion acrylic hard courts
  • five synthetic grass community courts
  • two multi-use netball courts
  • clubhouse with amenities and a spectator viewing area.

The project also includes returning Geoff Lawson Oval to its original oval shape which will allow a wider range of uses.

The upgrades will facilitate a wide range of recreation activities attracting visitors to Wagga Wagga and acting as a gateway to the CBD area.


Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Wagga Wagga City Council and Tennis NSW.

The contributions are as follows:

  • NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund grant: $5 million.
  • Wagga Wagga City Council: $2.9 million
  • Tennis NSW: $1.25 million

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