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The four newly resurfaced tennis courts attracted plenty of players at a tennis club open day on Saturday (September 7). Photo: Ian Carson


The newly resurfaced tennis courts got a good workout on Saturday (September 7) when the Ōtaki Tennis Club had an open day.

The club hosted plenty of tennis enthusiasts – some who had previously played tennis and others who were trying it for the first time. With a ball machine firing balls across the court, coaching and just casual hitting among friends, the courts were kept busy for most of the day.

And how is the new surface on the four available courts? The verdict was mixed, with most players saying the surface still needed to settle in and a suggestion that a layer of sand would help.

Kāpiti Coast District Council recently completed the resurface upgrade at Haruatai Park. The courts now have a modern, artificial multi-sports surface. Four removable nets have been installed, allowing the courts to be used as an all-weather training facility or other sports when they’re not being used for tennis. The courts are open to the public most of the time – the only exception being when the Ōtaki Tennis Club has club sessions, usually on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

New Haruatai courts get workout



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