Great atmosphere was the crowd verdict at inaugural tournament at Zhuhai Hengqin International Tennis Centre

November 10, 2015 / Tiric Chang

Crowds flocked to Zhuhai Hengqin International Tennis Centre in China last week for the inaugural WTA Elite Trophy which was eventually won by Venus Williams in her third WTA title this year.

The Tournament, which will be held in Zhuhai every year until 2019, was the first major event for the newly constructed tennis centre which was only completed in September.

“Organisers were extremely pleased with the event,” said Populous Project Manager Tiric Chang.

“Patrons, too, particularly liked the acoustics of the main arena. The 5,000 seat arena feels very intimate so that you can hear the bounce of every ball, and feel the emotion of the players. This intimacy increases the intensity of the atmosphere for fans. The roof solution also provides shelter to the crowd and players whilst still maintaining the feel of an outdoor court.”

Training Court Activation prior to Women’s final with junior violin players
Training Court Activation prior to Women’s final with junior violin players
Zhuhai tennis Centre provides large plazas around the building enabling the flow of people into the building through large passage ways
Zhuhai tennis Centre provides large plazas around the building enabling the flow of people into the building through large passage ways
A large crowd inside the main arena to watch the final between Venus Williams and Karoline Pliskova
A large crowd inside the main arena to watch the final between Venus Williams and Karoline Pliskova
Zhuhai Tennis Centre undulated façade sparkles at night
Zhuhai Tennis Centre undulated façade sparkles at night
Lights of Zhuhai Tennis Centre at night
Lights of Zhuhai Tennis Centre at night

 

 

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Tiric Chang

Architect | China / Beijing

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