Sunday, 23 May 2010

Commonwealth Games Tennis venue inaugurated

Dr. M. S. Gill, Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports inaugurated an upgraded R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex. This is the first time that tennis as a medal sport has been introduced in the Commonwealth Games.

R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex will be the Venue for Tennis competition for Delhi Commonwealth Games. The venue has hosted Davis Cup matches in the past.

The stadium has been upgraded at a cost of Rs. 65 crores and provides state of the art facilities for the Commonwealth Games. The stadium will have fourteen tennis courts (one Centre Court, one Show Court and 12 Courts). The elements of local architecture with locally available materials such as red sand stone have been used with contemporary modern features to create an aesthetic blend, for the external facade.


• Total Built up area : 11500 sqm.
• Total cost : Rs. 65 crores.
• Field of play : 1 Centre Court, No. 1 Court, 6 match court and 6 practice courts.

• Space utility of new : The stadium now has developed 3 new blocks :

(i) The Centre Court South Block (which was existing but has been upgraded). This has 4 floors. This has facilities for Athletes, doping control, Umpires, C.G. family and broadcast. The centre court seating capacity is 5200.

(ii) The No. 1 court: This block has seating capacity for 1000 spectators. This block also has facilities for ball kids, technical officials, athletes and broad casting.

(iii) The Media Centre: This block is a three storey structure with basement. It houses the facilities for media, reception, Press conference rooms, and international federations.

Green Building Features
• Solar Lighting –reducing running costs.
• Passive Solar Cooling
• Rain water harvesting


• Equitable access for most spaces
• Para-sports facilities
• 1000 sqm. Spectator’s Plaza
• Catwalk lighting for Centre Court and No. 1Court-This glare of the field of play light
• Synthetic Acrylic Court Surfaces-11 layer system for medium pace. The courts have a subsurface drainage as well, to increase the longevity of the courts.
• Fire-fighting and Fire Detection systems
• Dedicated Broadcast Centre
• Dedicated Press Conference rooms and lounges
• Dual Grid power supply from BSES


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