Basketball courts synthetic joy

New surface inaugurated at Ambedkar Club

Basketball courts synthetic joy

action time The new synthetic court at the Ambedkar Basketball Club in Bangalore.  DH photo

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Syncotts International put together the first-of-its-kind court at a cost of Rs six lakh in a span of four months.

The court was inaugurated by Karnataka Olympic Association president K Govindaraj, Minister for Medical Education Ramachandra Gowda and Minister for Youth Services and Sports in a function delayed by half-an-hour.

Dream come true

“This is a dream come true,” said Sachin Belavadi, a former national player who is now the chief coach at the Ambedkar Basketball Coach.

“I expected the process to be tedious but the BBMP was really helpful. This will make a big difference to basketball in the State.” ABC, a free-to-all club, has in the past couple of years produced some of the best talent in the State.

A layer of bitumin is poured on the existing cement surface to make for a base, followed by a thick layer of binder designed to block the pores.

Two layers of rubber-based synthetic cushions are smeared on top and then two layers of thick paint are added for extra cushioning, making it a comfortable experience for the players.

Later in the evening, in the first competitive match on the new surface, Army Service Corps scored a 30-20 win over ABC.

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