A NEW $25 million sports academy will officially open its doors to the public on the Gold Coast this weekend.
After years of planning and construction, the Russian-backed KDV Sports Centre will on Saturday open the doors of its state-of-the-art golf and tennis academy at Carrara opposite Metricon Stadium.
The development includes a two-storey golf driving range bays, a 12hole golf course, an 18-hole mini golf course, 20 tennis courts, a practice wall, two kids’ courts and three Padel tennis courts.
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It also includes an 80-seat restaurant and two function rooms, barbecue facilities, children’s playground, a gym, sauna, spa, ice baths and a rooftop pool.
The new sports centre caters for beginners and school groups right through to sports professionals.
KDV Sport director Shtengelova said the project was inspired by the world-class sports academies found overseas.
“We are making a long-term commitment to the Gold Coast and KDV Sport is investing into the Gold Coast community,’’ she said.
“We are using state-of-the-art technology to help improve the performance of athletes and to put the Gold Coast on the map as an international sports training hub”.
“We are hopeful our world class facility and our world class professional team will create a one-stop destination to sportsmen and women”.
Ms Shtengelova said the company was already planning a second stage to include soccer pitches and a 70-room student campus and education facilities.
The centre will officially open to the general public on Saturday with a free open day featuring sports stars and celebrities.