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5 Tips for Finding The Best Richmond Netball Venue for You

admin - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Finding a social netball venue that suits you is essential, especially if you’re a newbie player. A venue serious about netball will have the facilities, expertise and commitment to provide you with the information, training and support you need to develop your game. The best Richmond netball venue invests in creating the perfect environment for fitness, learning and fun.

The following tips can guide you in selecting a social netball venue:

1.Check their netball expertise. You don’t want to be playing in a venue with outdated rules or clueless umpires – you want to train and play with the best. Netball rules can change over time, so find out how well a netball venue knows the sport. Visit their website and see how much and how well they provide information to both members and would-be members. You may also contact them or pay the venue a visit to personally talk to the staff.

2.Consider the venue design. Social netball is a democratic sport. Individuals of various shapes, sizes and sports abilities are encouraged to learn how to play it. Therefore, the netball venue you choose must reflect this user-centric principle. The facility should be designed to be easy and simple to navigate and use. The courts should also be planned, built and developed according to dimensions and specifications as identified by netball governing bodies.

3.Choose convenience. The location of the netball venue should be easily accessible to you regardless of your mode of transportation. The easier it is to go there, the easier you can commit to the sport and keep your game schedules. Melbourne Social Netball has locations on Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre, Melbourne High School, Richmond Recreation Centre, Flagstaff Gardens, and Ryan’s Reserve.

4.Ensure safety. The facility should be designed to guard players’ safety and security. For instance, the courts should have the right lighting and fencing. Showers and locker rooms must be secure, clean, well-lit and complete with fixtures and accessories for your peace of mind – so you don’t have to worry about anything and can just focus on the game.

5.Study the rates. Choose a venue with clear and transparent rates and payment terms. Don’t pick the cheapest; select a facility that offers the best value for money. Needless to say, it’s important to consider if the rates are something you’ll be able to sustain in the long term. If it fits your budget, it will then be more realistic to allot more hours of play and practice, allowing you to continuously improve your game.

The best way to gauge if a venue is right for you is to pay it a visit. Social netball is so called because of the sport’s spirit of positive dynamics and serious but non-aggressive competition. If you check out a venue and see teams having fun in a welcoming and lively environment, then you have a keeper.


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