Category Archives: Van Blommestein Recreation Centre, Zeekoevlei
In the year 2010 – 2011 the tennis courts at Zeekoevlei were found to be in such a state of disrepair that the courts were virtually unplayable. Membership had dwindled, and no further subscriptions were forthcoming. The grounds around the courts were overgrown, the club premises were constantly affected by vandalism and abuse, and perimeter fences were virtually destroyed.
In August 2011 a new approach was made to the City of Cape Town for assistance with a programme of rehabilitation. Thanks to local resident Julie Farquhar, city funding was obtained to re-fence the Court area with Gum Poles and wire netting. At the same time John Oliver started a rehabilitation programme for Van Blommestein Park which involved the removal of the overgrown vegetation and the opening up of the park to walkers and visitors. These two initiatives resulted in the reconstitution of a new multi purpose Recreation Club fully integrated into the surrounding natural environment.
In designing the new Club it was felt that the facility should be integrated into Van Blommestein park. The park itself is landscaped into to the Club area with open access to all. T It was felt that this would completely change what was possible on that site. This is an attractive social and environmentally friendly centre for the community. Recreation offered include Tennis, Basketball, Volley Ball, Petanque Darts, Table Tennis, the Cape peninsula Mountain club, a local band , a yoga teacher – Kai and now a belly dancing teacher are all using the club house. For more information please see our CONTACTS page.