The new community sports village would house an additional three indoor tennis courts, eight badminton courts, 14 regular tables for table tennis and six squash courts to accommodate the increased demand during peak playing hours.
Indoor racquet sports have grown dramatically with the influx of Asian migrants, for whom these are traditional sports. Asians comprise 18 per cent of North Shore's population, double the 9 per cent national average identified in the 2006 census.
Taking North Harbour Table Tennis and Squash Auckland on board, the four sports clubs have proposed the creation of a Community Sports Village and presented their idea to Auckland Council. The project would cost $15-$20 million.
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