Someone over wound the winder when raising the black net that is used in front of the cricket bowling machine. As a result the cable has snapped. Repairs to the cable cannot be undertaken until Thursday 27 February. Meantime the net cannot be lowered. The bowling machine can be used but extra care will need to be taken. We apologise for any inconvenience.
SOFTBALL PITCHING MACHINE 24 February 2020.
The new pitching machine has arrived and is up and running. Please take care as it probably pitches the balls faster than the old machine. Would appreciate any feedback regarding the new machine from our softball users.
The Centre is owned by Junior Cricket Upper Hutt (Inc) and is managed on behalf of Junior Cricket Upper Hutt by the Trentham Sports Centre Trust. The Trust is a registered charity. The Trustees of the Trust are volunteers. All income generated from users of the Centre is used to maintain the Centre. The Centre is not staffed, access to users is by way of access cards which when presented at the card reader will unlock the door.
The Centre is located in Trentham Memorial Park, Trentham, Upper Hutt and can be used for many types of sports; cricket, football, softball, hockey, harriers. The Centre can also be used for children’s parties.
The playing area of the Centre is approximately 38 meters long and 11 meters wide. Using retractable nets it can be divided into 3 lanes. Cricket batting creases are marked in each lane. For year 7 and above and adults at 20.12 meters, year 5 and 6 at 18 meters and year 4 at 16 meters. The Trust provides a cricket bowling machine, a softball pitching machine and balls specifically for use with the machines. The Trust also provides six cricket wickets and two indoor football goals. All other equipment required by Centre users needs to be provided by them. In addition to the playing area there is a seating area for spectators and a room that can be used for meetings, seminars and training programmes.
The Centre is available for hire for team and group events. Hiring the Centre for team and group events provides the user with exclusive use of the Centre. There is a scaled range of rates for booking the Centre, primary/intermediate students, college students and adults. Access cards are available for four or less people to use the Centre when there are gaps in bookings.
Use of the Centre is monitored by CCTV.