Sports Labs attended the formal opening of the Shankill Indoor Tennis Centre in Dun Laoghaire yesterday.
The 1.6m euro semi ridged structure accommodates 4No. Full size tennis courts to Davis Cup spec.
Eoin O'Brien DL&R Council met with me onsite in 2011 to look at a boggy low lying area - we discussed the vision he had to locate a top quality facility on that patch of land! Fast forward to 2016 and we were lucky to be the first to strike a tennis ball onto this high tech cushioned acrylic surface.
This facility will enhance tennis in the south Dublin area as the all year round protection the structure affords to players will sure allow the sport to flourish.
The main contractor T. Pearse & Sons Ltd performed well with the difficult ground conditions and produced a fine end result.
The Club held a seminar regarding the project to inform other interested Club of their experience a great way to open the facility.