Bayside Council has appointed Sydney Sports Management Group (SSMG) to operate the Mutch Park Squash & Tennis Centre in Pagewood as part of a 15-year lease arrangement.
SSMG has over 30 years experience working with local Councils and managing a variety of sporting venues across Sydney.
The Mutch Park Squash & Tennis Centre includes 4 squash courts and 6 tennis courts.
“Council’s arrangement with SSMG will ensure the continuation of existing programs including the local squash club,” a Council spokesperson said.
“Council is confident its partnership with SSMG will lead to the ongoing development of this valuable community facility to meet the growing needs of recreational and professional sport in Bayside.”
Council, in partnership with SSMG, is working to transform this valuable community asset into a multi-purpose sports venue that can support school and social sport.
The Mutch Park Centre will continue to provide a range of options including casual bookings as well as programmed activities such as HotShots (Tennis Australia), Cardio Tennis (Tennis Australia), organised social play, evening competition, private lessons and group lessons.
SSMG will also invest a significant amount of capital in the Mutch Park facilities.
“Our Group will be investing a significant amount of capital in the Mutch Park facilities to repurpose this valuable community asset," said Scott Riley Managing Director of SSMG.
“The investment strategy will include refurbishment of the squash centre, resurfacing of courts and upgrade to fencing and LED lighting. In addition, the NSBC Group will provide subsidised transport for school sport and camps.”