SERVE: Whyalla City Council mayor Jim Pollock was excited to officially open the new volleyball courts at the foreshore last week.Social sport lovers can now benefit from an addition to the foreshore’s quality sporting precinct.
An athletic size volleyball court has been completed and is ready for use, alongside the ready-made basketball court and tennis courts in Ada Ryan Gardens.
The court, which is 40 centimetres in depth, is at competition standard size and was officially opened last Thursday, August 21.
The court was expected to be completed last year as part of the council’s decision to refurbish the courts but the importing of specific sand from Mount Compass delayed the project.
Whyalla City Council executive manager engineering services Ravi Joshi said the courts were completed within the council’s budget of $30,000 to $35,000.
Whyalla City Council mayor Jim Pollock said the new court was a welcome addition to the sporting and social area at the foreshore.
“They are lots of fun for everybody, and there is no age limit -they are here for everyone to enjoy,” he said.
“They are completely free to use – during summer time and daylight savings we can expect to see full courts.”
Mr Pollock said the council was still looking into installing shade covering and seating as well as water fountains and a ‘half’ basketball court.
Mr Pollock said the courts were to run on a ‘community share’ system and asked for locals to share the fun.
“Have fun, don’t stay on it for hours if someone is waiting and make sure it is looked after,” he said.
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