THE Ovens and Murray's chief says the league is comfortable using a crack-plagued netball court for its preliminary finals.
The league announced on Tuesday it would stage its grand final qualifiers at Martin Park in Wodonga next month.
The club's vice-president Mick Mathey told a council meeting in June that the organisation was at risk of not hosting Ovens and Murray finals because of the court's condition.
"The Ovens and Murray have indicated to us that they would be hesitant to grant us a final because of the state of the court at the moment, so we're missing out on revenue there," Mr Mathey said.
"My biggest concern with the court is if Netball Victoria came and condemned the court, or one of our players slipped over or got injured on that court, where do we go, where we do we play then?"
Ovens and Murray league general manager Sean Barrett said the condition of the court had been discussed with the council as part of deciding where to host the final and it was deemed suitable.
"We had a look at the court and inspected it," he said.
"We're comfortable with games being played there throughout the season and it meets the guidelines of Netball Victoria.
"We feel it's up to the standard to host a final."
Mr Barrett said Martin Park and Wodonga's other Ovens and Murray ground Birallee Park had been considered for the preliminary final.
The latter lost on the basis its occupant Wodonga Raiders may appear in the main match.
However, Mr Barrett said Birallee Park would host either the qualifying final or second semi-final, pending final ladder positions.
Meanwhile, the work to eradicate the cracks at Martin Park's netball court will not occur until the netball off-season and be led by the club rather than the council following the city approving the $25,000 outlay.
Bulldogs president Richard Bence was uncontactable on Friday.
He and Mr Mathey told the council in June it would cost $50,000 to resurface the court, with the club able to match $25,000 funding from the city.
They presented letters of support for the upgrade from the Ovens and Murray league, an umpires association and Tallangatta league, whose Bethanga club also uses the netball court.
"We're pretty concerned about the court itself not being at a level," Mr Bence told councillors.
"Anecdotally people have commented that there's Tallangatta league clubs that have a better court surface than what we have at Martin Park."