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Nelson Squash Club
Replacing the broken front wall and the fluorescent lights.
The Old Wall
The old wall was built using the wrong type of wood panel. When a squash ball hits the wall, it forms a suction cup shape that pulls the wood pieces from the wall.
Removing the old wall
First the sand is removed from behind the wall by drilling holes in the panels and catching it in buckets. See the pile on the bottom left of the photos.
Then damaged wall is removed exposing the courts original plaster wall behind it.
New panels going up
The new panels get installed, leaving a couple of centimetres gap behind it. This gets filled with the sand.
Just one more...
The Bucket Brigade
Once the wall is up, the rest of the sand gets poured back. One bucket at a time...
The paint goes on...
followed by the tin
Several coats of paint (you missed a bit Dave!)
Dave fixed the hole in the roof
and Shaun got a bit emotional
Off came the old lights
and on go the new LED lights!
Rip up the old red lines...
and replace them with blue
All done! Thanks to the following :
NZCT for providing the funding
Grant Craig from Max George Builders
and all the volunteers from the Nelson Squash Club!
Revti, John, David, Shaun, Magda, Carolyn, Andrea, Brian, Howard and Daniel.