St Stephen’s School gets sport upgrade


Members of the Doves netball team put the new netball court to the test, watched by St Stephen’s School head of primary Darnelle Pretorius and student Ireland George.
Members of the Doves netball team put the new netball court to the test, watched by St Stephen’s School head of primary Darnelle Pretorius and student Ireland George.

ST Stephen’s School students are now treading the same surface as that scuffed by the world’s best tennis players at the Australian Open.

The Carramar campus recently opened its multisport facility, including a centre court coated in the same mix as the battle grounds at Melbourne Park, which hosts Australia’s grand slam event.

The court will double as a basketball and netball area and has a soft running track around the perimeter. Head of primary Darnelle Pretorius said the new surface meant students could play in high-level surrounds.

“After years of wear and tear and much love, our courts needed a refresh,” she said.