The first factor you need to decide when having a brand new sports facility constructed is the size and dimensions you wish your facility to be. The easiest way to calculate what size and dimension it needs to be is through figuring out what sports you’ll be using the facility for. With a polymeric surface, dimensions will be suited towards sports such as tennis, netball and basketball, which don’t necessarily require a huge surface area, allowing for a better allocation of space.
You can have specially designed line markings that can be painted on top of each other in contrasting colours to create a variety of sports pitches on just one facility – helping save space and give you a better idea for polymeric surface dimensions. Get in touch with our team to discuss all of the options and to find out more about prices for installing these facilities.
Polymeric Courts Size
Polymeric courts size will also vary on whether the surface is being used for professional or competitive usage. As certain sport pitches need to fit within a certain size to fulfil the criteria set by certain sporting government bodies. For polymeric courts size, if the surface is being used for tennis at a professional competitive level the dimensions must fit within the specifications set by the ITF. The polymeric courts size can also vary depending on budget, if the institution does not have a lot of disposable money, and their budget is tight, they can have smaller courts and pitches installed as they do not need to fit within any specific criteria, this allows for savings that can be reinvested into the surface to make sure that it is properly cleaned and maintained to ensure the safety of the children/athletes using it.
Woodhouse grove school
Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.
When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with.
Banister Primary School
We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!
Activity For All
Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!
Golborne High School
I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!
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