Viewbank Tennis Club

My part in the the history of the Viewbank Tennis Club website.

A move to Play Tennis, October 2021

Tennis Australia introduced a new system for clubs to replace the very slow My Tennis website. The new system, called Club Spark, is also known as Play Tennis. Not only does it do memberships like My Tennis did but it also has a built in website facility. Here clubs can manage bookings and create their own website. It’s no extra cost to what clubs pay for affiliate fees.

Seeing the chance to manage court bookings easily and to save some money Viewbank Tennis Club moved their website to Play Tennis at https://play.tennis.com.au/viewbanktennisclub. As their emails use the viewbanktc.com.au domain they will need to keep this going.

Migration from Joomla, September 2017

The Joomla! website was not responsive making it difficult to read on what most people use now to access websites, their mobile phones and tablets.

The colour scheme was based on the old website as I thought the blue hue used suited their club culture and I thought it should be kept. The club logo was also incorporated into the design.

The shaded blue effect in the footer was made with Colorzilla’s Gradient Editor.

<pre class="wp-block-preformatted">footer.footwrapper {
background: #4ab1cb; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #4ab1cb 0%, #007ac6 100%); /* FF3.6-15 */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #4ab1cb 0%,#007ac6 100%); /* Chrome10-25,Safari5.1-6 */
background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #4ab1cb 0%,#007ac6 100%); /* W3C, IE10+, FF16+, Chrome26+, Opera12+, Safari7+ */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#4ab1cb', endColorstr='#007ac6',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
}

The new website looks great and is easy to use for desktop, mobiles and everything else in between.