Ten­nis club courts get ma­jor up­grade

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

A joint ven­ture be­tween the Mata­mata Ten­nis Club and the Mata­mata Net­ball Club to resur­face their three ‘‘Re­bound Ace’’ courts was com­pleted ear­lier this month.

Three of the seven courts at the Mata­mata Do­main com­plex were first coated in the rub­ber and fi­bre­glass blend in 2006.

Rub­ber Ace was the of­fi­cial sur­face of the Aus­tralian Open for close to 20 years and its light green colour makes it ideal for play­ing twi­light ten­nis un­der lights.

Af­ter seven years the club was two years past the rec­om­mended main­te­nance pe­riod and the top of the sur­face was dis­coloured.

The ap­pli­ca­tion of three lay­ers of acrylic top­coat and new non-skid line mark­ings will ex­tend the life of the sur­face for an­other five years, pro­vid­ing the town with an in­ter­na­tional qual­ity play­ing sur­face.

The week-long project was com­pleted by Tiger Turf New Zealand, with funds saved by both clubs through sea­sonal sup­port from their spon­sors.

Mata­mata ten­nis club pres­i­dent Shan­non Craw­ford said all the club needed now was more peo­ple to play and en­joy the fa­cil­i­ties.

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Brand new: Tiger Turf con­trac­tor Andy Boag puts the fin­ish­ing touches on the new sur­face at the Mata­mata Ten­nis Club.

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