World No. 1 tennis star Ash Barty says she is building her new home in Brisbane. Speaking to News.com.au, Barty says, “I have recently purchased a new property in Greater Springfield where I want to build my forever home.
It’s where I want to build my future. Greater Springfield has always been my home and will continue to be. I have always lived in the area and wouldn’t want to move anywhere else”. The 23 year old French Open champion has been named as an ambassador for the Greater Springfield community, which is about 30 minutes west of Brisbane’s CBD.
This will be the third property for the Australian - she already owns a four-bedroom brick house in Springfield Lakes, which she bought in 2018 and another four-bedroom home in Augustine Heights, which she bought for in 2016.
Speaking about Springfield, Barty commented, "It’s my home. I have grown up here and my close family all live in the area. There are great cafes, parks and a golf course. It doesn’t matter where I am in the world, I love coming home.
I’m particularly proud of this new partnership because of my long history and strong connection with Greater Springfield, which remains very close to my heart. I grew up here with my family and attended local schools and these days, depending on my tennis commitments, I like to come home and unwind over a game of golf at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club.
I’m hoping I can combine my new role, as well as being the National indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia, to make meaningful and direct connections with the community including local Indigenous students, and get them playing and enjoying tennis.
As a woman playing professional sport and obviously a big supporter of women’s sport, knowing Springfield City Group has a close association with the new Brisbane Lions Women’s AFL stadium also makes me proud to be part of this growing and thriving community”.