Raine & Horne
You are viewing an article that is not currently active

Wimbledon fever as top Aussie homes with tennis courts serve up an ace

July 4, 2024

As the 147th Wimbledon Championships capture international sporting attention, the 141-year-old super brand Raine & Horne is celebrating this famous sporting fortnight with properties that feature stunning tennis courts fit for stars like Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Coco Gauff, and Daria Saville, who is proudly waving the flag for Australian women on the iconic grass courts of SW19.

Since the days of legends Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall, tennis has played a significant role in our cultural and sporting history in cities and regional areas. Major events such as Wimbledon and our own grand slam tournament, the Australian Open, highlight this interest every year.

However, despite an increase in tennis clubs with multiple courts, the number of private tennis courts at homes has declined due to rising land values, more high-density living, and subdivisions. Consequently, houses with tennis courts are now more prized and highly valued than ever.

Research from Domain last year[i] found that the proportion of sales in Sydney of houses with tennis courts is now just 0.53%, down from 0.8% in 2020. Yet, the search ranking for the term “tennis court” has risen from 32nd most popular in 2019 to 22nd in 2022. Moreover, in some prestige suburbs, having a tennis court may add hundreds of thousands to the property’s value. 

Whether you’re a Centre Court aficionado or struggle to tell a topspin forehand from a flat forehand, we’ve selected a few of our favourite homes with tennis courts that will serve up an ace this Wimbledon fortnight.

 64 Cabbage Gum Road, Cudgera Creek, NSW

This magnificent 23.7-acre property, with a price guide of $3.75 million, features its very own hard tennis court that will appeal to the next Ash Barty or Mark Philippoussis. Ideally located less than 8 kilometres from the coastal township of Pottsville and a 30-minute drive to Coolangatta Airport, you can fine-tune your backhand on your personal tennis court. Schedule your private inspection today with Jamie Wilmen at Raine & Horne, Tweed Coast, at 0422 617 773. 

186 Collins Road, Ninderry, QLD

This family home on river frontage, over 33 acres, has everything on your must-have list. It features a hard court fit for Alex de Minaur, a basketball court for future Ben Simmons, and volleyball and badminton courts. The freshly renovated single-level home offers five bedrooms, a resort-style 25m lap swimming pool, a lavish kitchen, and more. The property includes fenced paddocks for livestock, fresh bore water for agriculture, and a dual living element with a second dwelling for passive income. With loads of added infrastructure and massive potential, look no further. Contact Shannon Astill, Property Consultant at Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland, on 0405 729 513.

 4 Negundo Place, Kelso, NSW

Discover the epitome of luxurious living in this remarkable four-bedroom Bathurst residential masterpiece, perfect for the most discerning buyer. This home features a full-sized tennis court with lights, ideal for matches that go deep into a fifth set, and a mini putt-putt golf course for aspiring Cam Smiths. Boasting the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor entertaining, quality fittings and fixtures throughout, and panoramic sunset views towards Bathurst city and Mount Panorama, home of the famous Bathurst 1000, it’s perfect for tennis-loving motorheads. Call Grant Maskill-Dowton, Director of Raine & Horne Bathurst, on 0459 406 206 for a drop shot at this trophy property. 

2 Kittelty Road (Woodlane), Mypolonga, SA

South Australia is the birthplace of arguably Australia’s greatest tennis star this century, Lleyton Hewitt, and even this property would impress a Wimbledon hero. This executive home, on sale for $2.65 million, features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, multiple living spaces, a gorgeous country-style kitchen, and a triple garage. It also boasts a full-size tennis court, a cricket pitch with nets, and, most impressively, an indoor basketball stadium complete with a dunk pit. This property is a smashed volley winner! Call Casey DeMichele or Michael Cox at Raine & Horne Murraylands on 08 8532 2833 to find out more.

[i] https://www.domain.com.au/news/advantage-home-owners-a-tennis-court-can-easily-add-another-200000-to-the-price-1192375/