AS the world’s top tennis stars descend ahead of the Australian Open, many of us feel inspired to pick up a racquet.
And there’s no better place to hone your skills than on a private backyard court.
There’s a clutch of Geelong region properties serving up impressive tennis courts to the market this summer.
Here’s a few sure to get you in the swing.
A floodlit tennis court is the ultimate luxury at this exclusive Newtown address.
It adds to the considerable lifestyle appeal of a circa 1926 weatherboard bungalow set on 1480sq m of blue chip land.
A private paved courtyard and shaded deck create the ideal viewing spots for cheering on family and friends.
Cool off afterwards with a dip in the solar and gas heated swimming pool.
Whitford, Newtown agent Heidi Trempel has listed the property with a price guide of $2.35 million to $2.45 million.
What better addition to a beachside retreat than your own well-kept tennis court?
It’s part of the package hidden behind a contemporary five-bedroom house less than two blocks from the beach in Point Lonsdale.
While 1284sq m block might trigger hopes of subdividing off the rear court, RT Edgar, Point Lonsdale agent Felix Hakins said the property was too nice to carve up.
“There are not too many properties that been put up down here with tennis courts, plus you have got the beach at the end of the street,” Mr Hakins said.
Offers for the beachside home close on February 11 at 5pm with price hopes of $1.95 million to $2.145 million.
It’s fair to say the spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula are the standout attraction of this lifestyle property.
But there’s nothing like a full size tennis court and in-ground swimming pool to boost the resort-feel of a place.
Both are on offer in this semirural setting which promises hours of family entertainment.
Bellarine Property, Barwon Heads agent Lee Martin is selling the four-bedroom house on 3.03ha for $1.5 million to $1.65 million.
A mod grass tennis court adds to the prestige of a Batesford acreage property in the exclusive Dog Rocks neighbourhood.
It’s a fitting addition to the quality four-bedroom Hamptons style residence set behind electric gates.
The 1.05ha lifestyle property, listed with Charles Stewart, Geelong agent Andrew Rice, comes with a $1.55 million price tag.
A modern Australian take on a grand country retreat delivers a full sized tennis court with lighting at another Batesford property.
Pretty rural surrounds create a lovely backdrop, with an inviting 10m swimming pool and spa adding to the lifestyle experience.
The 1ha property has sprawling four-bedroom house with multiple living rooms and a great outdoor entertainment area.
It’s listed for sale through Hodges, Geelong West agent Marcus Falconer with the price tag of $1.75 million.