After seven months of work, the Bathurst Tennis Centre received the keys to its new clubhouse earlier this week.
And the new $800,000 building at the John Matthews Sports Complex is one that is set to rival many metropolitan centres.
The new two-storey clubhouse, which has been built next to the old one, features amenities areas on the lower ground floor and a clubroom, committee room, office space, storage room and commercial kitchen on the ground floor, as well as space for a pro shop and canteen.
A control room is another feature of the new clubroom, with it to play a vital role in helping organisers run regional, state and national tournaments more smoothly.
The project has been funded by Bathurst Regional Council ($500,000), a state government Stronger Country Communities fund ($200,000) and the Carillon City Tennis Club ($100,000).
Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger described the new clubhouse as "state of the art".
"The old clubhouse had reached it's used by date but this new one is of the most modern tennis centres in NSW," he said.
"It'll serve the community for a long time."
The old clubhouse was built in 1948 and has been extended over the years - the most recent in 1978.
It's now set to be knocked down at a later date.
The new clubhouse will be a welcomed boost also for the local Bathurst Carillon City Tennis Club, with many members having pushed for a new building for many years.
Fran Mitton, of the Bathurst Tennis Centre, told the Western Advocate back in September, 2018, that the new clubhouse is an exciting development for the local tennis community.
It's one of the most modern tennis centers in NSW.Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger
"We attract huge numbers of people from right across the state and the nation to the complex and now we can cater for them more adequately," she said last year.
"Tennis is a growing sport and we need to properly cater for that increased participation level."
The new clubhouse will also be a welcomed boost for the many tennis players that travel to Bathurst to compete in major tournaments.
The Bathurst Tennis Centre already hosts bronze, silver and gold tier-ranked events, but now with the new clubhouse, it'll be able to attract platinum, futures and ITF tier-ranked tournaments, which includes top class events like that of the Davis and Fed Cups.