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CBTC Summer Newsletter 2018

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New LED Court Lighting Installation Completed 6 August

The club's new LED court lights were installed and tested on all 5 courts on Monday 6/August ready for competition play and general club use that evening.  The quick turnaround and minimal disruption were due to the experience of the installation team (D&A lighting) lead by Greg Pollard and the design of LED light selected by the council and club. The new LED light series were designed & manufactured in Australia to be plug & play replacements for the Elsco 'shoebox' EVR light series which were commonly installed at tennis courts across Australia including Careel Bay. 


Users should notice a significant improvement. The courts lighting levels are now 2-3 times better on the principle playing area (PPA) and only use 50% of the power of the previous MH lights.

Events to promote awareness of the new lights.  To encourage greater use of the courts in the evenings by club members and the local community promotional events are in planning. Increasing sporting participation is the main reason the club was awarded the 2 grants that made this upgrade possible.  The energy reduction, cost savings (electricity/maintenance) and greenhouse gas emissions reductions were secondary factors in the grant award. 


   Unlike the old MH lights the LED lights turn off/on instantly

   - no 10-minute warm up required. 

    Help keep court hire costs and greenhouse gas emissions down

   by turning off the court lights at the board in the club house.


Thanks to the Northern Beaches Council for their assistance with the project and to the Council and Tennis NSW/Australia for the grants that have made this upgrade possible.

CBTC Committee

New LED Court Lighting Installation (28/July/2018)

The Club's turn in the installation queue for the new LED lights has come up and is currently scheduled for 6-8 August (Monday-Wednesday).

There will be a need to move court bookings to alternative courts during this period.  It may also be necessary to cancel some bookings. However, based on current court loadings, this is unlikely as typically only 1 or 2 courts will be down at a time while this work takes place.

If anyone can find a good home for the 'old' metal halide lights (1000W Elsco EVR2 240V units which are just out of warranty and still in good condition) they should contact the club.  We still have 10 of the 20 units available and it would be a shame to see then junked as most other clubs have been forced to do.

The club committee is also planning events to promote awareness of the new lights and to encourage greater use of the courts in the evenings by club members and the local community. 



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