Mypo’s new air cushion courts

New surface: Murray Bridge councillor Theo Weinmann, TEB contractor's Tania Klingberg and Tom Burgess, Mypolonga League Netball Club president Lauren Nolan and Mypolonga Tennis Club president Cindy Hein.
New surface: Murray Bridge councillor Theo Weinmann, TEB contractor's Tania Klingberg and Tom Burgess, Mypolonga League Netball Club president Lauren Nolan and Mypolonga Tennis Club president Cindy Hein.

It was the start of a new era for the Mypolonga Netball League Club on Saturday with the club unveiling its new courts – the first of their kind in South Australia.

The air cushion court provided a light feeling underfoot as players took to the court for their first game at home since completion.

The courts are constructed using a layer of rubber shock pad, topped by fibre glass and sealed.

A grip factor 76 surface paint is then applied to ensure the courts are not slippery.

The courts are used for netball in the winter and double as tennis courts during the summer months.

Mypolonga Netball League Club president Lauren Nolan said the courts were a long time coming but worth the wait and hard work.

 “Thank you to everyone who has helped us fundraise for these courts, it’s taken several years but we can see from the end product that it was worth it,” Nolan said.

“The courts do feel different during a game, and we’re hoping they will help reduce injuries for our players and assist others in playing the game for longer.”

A $20,000 grant from the Rural City of Murray Bridge and $20,000 contribution from Mypolonga Tennis Club assisted in paying for the $135,000 redevelopment.

Courts put to the test: Action from the first set of matches played on the new surface at Mypolonga.

Courts put to the test: Action from the first set of matches played on the new surface at Mypolonga.