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Leila Robinson Courts facelift under way

Saturday, June 07, 2014    

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WORK is currently in progress at the Leila Robinson Courts at the Independence Park to upgrade its facilities, which includes relaying the courts and expanding the seating capacity for spectators.

The refurbishing is being undertaken by the state-run Sports Development Foundation (SDF), and according to its general manager, Denzil Wilks, the work on the courts should take at least three weeks, barring any unforeseen delay.

"SDF will only be laying down four new courts and the seating, (removing) the outdated board seats. We will be putting in aluminium seats like what the swimming pool and the bleachers have," Wilks said.

When quizzed about the possibility of upgrading the lighting system, Wilks said that was not part of the immediate upgrading of the facility.

Wilks said the synthetic material that will be used on the court will be a more sturdy product than what was in place before.

"The rain won't be a problem for the court and there will be no pools resting on the court as they will have a proper drainage system for the water to drain off," said Wilks.

Because of the refurbishing of the Leila Robinson Courts, the Business House Netball Association (BHNA) season which has started has been shifted to the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Sports Club, 23 Ruthven Road, Kingston 3.

-- Gerald Reid

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