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Bright lights banish ‘twilight’ tennis

Bright lights banish ‘twilight’ tennis

No more dark side of the court for Vine Vale volleyers

The air is clear and clean in the Barossa Valley – and so is the lighting at one of the region’s premier tennis clubs!

The Vine Vale Tennis Club, just a tennis ball’s throw from Tanunda, has significantly upgraded its lighting rig; the dark spots are gone, the light is bright and even, and the club’s 120 members (plus visitors) are very happy!

As well as making it much easier to judge those awesome passing shots and smashes to perfection, the club says the change has made night tennis and training much safer.

The five newly resurfaced courts have helped too.

Eleven years ago the courts were covered with the high-tech Truflex playing surface – but in the intervening years cracks had appeared, and grown. Not ideal conditions for true bounce or safe play…

Now the courts have been freshly resurfaced - says the community club - the venue is back to its absolute best.

Altogether the upgrade cost $66,000; the Office for Recreation and Sport’s contribution was $25,000 (via Round 41 of the Active Club Program).

(PS If slogging it out on a tennis court isn’t your thing, the club also has a playground and sandpit to keep you entertained – and any littlies of course - while those you’re with have a hit!)

Vine Vale Tennis Club