TAMWORTH'S netball community has sounded-off about a recent fee hike and has launched a petition calling for the facility to be fixed.
The association has claimed the central timing and sound system has been out of order since construction works on a sports dome extension got under way more than a year ago.
Tamworth Netball Association umpiring coordinator Sarah Horne said it has caused a lot confusion with games on the outer courts losing up to five minutes of play with volunteers relaying sirens with air horns.
Ms Horne said it could cause headaches with finals approaching and teams able to challenge results if they don't feel their matches were timed appropriately.
There are also concerns with the Netball NSW Masters State Titles coming to town in October.
She said the central timing hadn't been replaced since the dome extension, but the council had "turned around and asked for more money".
"I'm all for the vision of the sporting centre of excellence," she said.
"But excellence isn't just in the large gestures and announcements, it's making sure the small, every day things are done correctly and central timing is a key component of that."
The association launched a petition recently calling for the council to install and maintain a central timing and public announcement system to all outdoor and indoor courts.
It drew more than 120 signatures in its first weekend and support has been growing.
Tamworth's basketball association also hit out at the dome fee rise and its president said the increase would cripple the sport in the city.
The council claimed there was only a total of four days where the association had been affected by sound system issues.
"As the problem was not instantly repairable, Sports Dome staff provided Tamworth Netball with a temporary PA system to ensure they were able to run their Saturday competitions while the system was being replaced," the said.
"A new outdoor PA system has been installed and was finalised [on Tuesday].
With fees and charges increased at the dome, the council "will be exploring all necessary renewals and improvement possibilities at the facility and will update the community accordingly".
A spokesperson said the fees hadn't been increased for a few years so they could be rounded to the nearest $5 and remain unchanged for a few years ahead.
The council committed to review "how this information is communicated for the future" with groups only notified just days before a councillor vote.