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Nicholson Park

Auckland, New Zealand

Popular Nicholson Park community tennis courts get much needed upgrade

The once popular community tennis courts at Nicholson Park were no longer playable, a wasted recreational centre – but that has all changed. Six courts with fresh green TigerTurf Tournament 1000 surfaces are now in top playing order, giving local tennis players a good quality all-weather surface to play on, all year round. 

Local tennis players used to enjoy their games at Nicholson Park, but sadly, these were no longer safe to play on and presented a sad picture to passers-by.  Despite continuous repairs over the last 5 years, the synthetic turf surfaces continued to deteriorate.

The new turf surface breaths new life into the neglected tennis courts

The Nicholson Park tennis courts had become a neglected community asset and the tennis players missed their tennis. The old turf surfaces had worn down to only 2-3mm, and was quickly becoming a health and safety problem presenting a dangerous slip and trip hazard.  

Two of the six courts also suffered from the roots of nearby tall pohutakawa trees.  As the pohutakawas  were protected any action to prevent further root damage could not endanger the trees, yet the problem had to be overcome before the new turfs were laid.

Local Board comes to the party by organising funding

The Park is owned by Auckland Council and managed by Tennis Auckland. The Albert Eden Local Board sponsored the funds to replace all 6 court surfaces.   

As TigerTurf had maintained the surfaces with annual repairs over the last 5 years, we were awarded the satisfying job of renovating this much needed community asset.

The official opening of the courts included a blessing by the local Ngati Whatua tribe, led by Taiaha Hawke supported by members of the local board and Tennis Auckland.

TigerTurf Tournament 1000 for community courts

Our Tournament 1000 surface is a durable, good quality, multi-sport surface that is ideal for community tennis courts and for several other ball games, should the community choose to use them for volleyball and netball too. Well-tested for play in all weather, these courts dry quickly after rain and offer good traction even when wet.

Now, the local tennis players have fabulous, safe new courts to enjoy all year round; and what a huge improvement the bright green turfs have made to the landscape of Nicholson Park.
 

Date Project Completed: October 2018

Area: 3,400m2

Surface: TigerTurf Tournament 1000

Base: Existing asphalt base

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