Why all the netball courts?

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Why all the netball courts?

#1 Post by Aidan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Google Maps shows over sixty netball courts between Goodwood Road (Adelaide parklands) and Railway Terrace. Is playing netty really that popular?
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Re: Why all the netball courts?

#2 Post by Wayno » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:22 pm

It's huge, at least it appears most courts are actively used each weekend during netball season. April to September I believe.

Were you thinking of an alternate use for that section of parklands?
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Re: Why all the netball courts?

#3 Post by peas_and_corn » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Yes, yes it is.

Same with the netball courts in Golden Grove, they're used a lot.

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Re: Why all the netball courts?

#4 Post by spiller » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:18 pm

Every single court is filled on a friday night. Drive past for a look next time.

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Edwards Park (was: Why all the netball courts?)

#5 Post by Aidan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:10 am

spiller wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:18 pm
Every single court is filled on a friday night. Drive past for a look next time.
I've now discovered that this is not so - those netball courts in Edwards Park (between Anzac Highway and the cemetery) have been disused for the last twenty years. So netball is very popular, but not that popular!
Wayno wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:22 pm
Were you thinking of an alternate use for that section of parklands?
I can't remember what I was thinking when I first made this thread, but an alternate (temporary) use would be a tunnelling worksite. However I vaguely recall reading of something under there (water tanks maybe?). Is that the case?

Also, I notice a decontamination station has been set up there. Can anyone tell me why? (Covid? Phytophora? Chemical spills?)
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Re: Why all the netball courts?

#6 Post by bits » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:00 pm

For water tanks you may be thinking of this old tank (heritage listed?):
https://maps.app.goo.gl/cqfgHpmbzwvNo95H8

Netball clearly moved from the west to the east side of Anzac Hwy with new courts.

The old courts I have seen used for storage or training by various organisations such as ambulances etc.

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