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Five Main Reasons Your School Needs a Multi-Use Games Area

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

A multi use games area (MUGA) is a popular sports facility often found in parks and schools, which provides a variety of different markings and equipment in one area, making it possible to play a number of different sports. They are perfect for spots with smaller recreational space and are suitable for children of all ages. MUGAs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the two main types are composed of either artificial grass or hardcourt. Hardcourt MUGAs usually have built-in football goals and basketball hoops, and are surrounded by metal fencing to keep the ball in the arena….

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SW19: A Wimbledon to Remember

Posted on: July 30th, 2017

The Holy Grail of tennis tournaments, the atmosphere surrounding Wimbledon is always electric. Every year fans, part-time fans and curious channel hoppers alike are enthralled by the relentless back and forth of its baseline rallies, and yanked forward by its at-the-net acrobatics. As you would expect, 2017 was no different; centre court was jam-packed with everything you could possibly hope for: comebacks, upsets, drama, glory – it was all there, and this article will highlight all the key stories. Kvitova’s comeback In December 2016, Petra Kvitova was stabbed by an intruder in her home in the Czech Republic – a tragic…

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Why you should play basketball (and how to start)

Posted on: June 15th, 2017

As one of the most popular sports in the world, basketball has never been easier to get involved in. Over 300,000 people in the UK play basketball each month and this is thanks to the variety of clubs available, from after-school kids clubs to wheelchair basketball clubs, and everything inbetween. Also, with the great influx of Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) in public parks, there’s no excuse not to give it a try.   Healthy Weight Loss Why do so many people give up their New Year’s resolution to lose weight? It’s because they miss out one crucial element: enjoying themselves. Finding…

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What to watch out for in the French Open 2017

Posted on: May 15th, 2017

If you are a tennis fanatic, chances are you’re gearing up to watch the 116th edition of the French Open, held in Stade Roland Garros, Paris from 28th May to 11th June, 2017. This classic event is part of both World Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category and invites the world’s finest sporting talent to battle it out in singles and doubles events, as well as mixed doubles events. The Open also welcomes under 18s events (tennis stars of the future) and the Wheelchair Tennis Grand Slam. With so much to take on board during the Open, it’s hard to…

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North Carolina beat Gonzaga: what does this mean for basketball?

Posted on: April 28th, 2017

When nurturing the next generation of sporting talent, it pays to provide them with the best equipment and facilities that are currently available. Ideally, courts, pitches and games areas will be built to international standards and at the very least will inspire safe, fun and competitive play. However, great sporting venues alone do not make great sporting talent; for that you will need healthy competition on a regular basis. Historically our American cousins are the best at investing in their young athletes, and enthusiastically coaching them to success in national and international sporting events. It was no different when the National…

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Why a MUGA is the perfect sporting solution for schools

Posted on: March 30th, 2017

There has been a boom in sporting interests among the British public since the 2012 London Olympic Games, and none have been more enthusiastic than the students of secondary schools, colleges and universities. After all, it is the young athletes of today who have the best chance of standing atop an olympic podium in the years to come. With such high hopes and so many sports to cater for, it can be a challenge for school governors to meet demand – or so it may seem. In reality it has never been easier to fill a curriculum with so many sporting…

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The 2017 Australian Open: A Tournament To Remember

Posted on: February 24th, 2017

The first Grand Slam of 2017 is in the books, with the Australian Open kicking off the new tennis season just last month. With all the high profile returns and players looking to get their games back on track, the Open promised something special, and something special it certainly delivered. This month we’re taking a look at the Australian Open, a tournament which showcased some of the best tennis we have seen in recent memory. Federer reigns supreme Much of the talk heading into the open revolved around the recent world number one, Andy Murray, and his competitive rivalry with one…

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The 2017 Australian Open: What to Look Out For

Posted on: January 6th, 2017

We’re not far into 2017 but we’re already eager to kick off the tennis new year, and we won’t be waiting long at all. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, and it’s shaping up to be a fascinating event. There will be plenty to sink your teeth into once the Open starts on January 16th, so in this article we’re looking at some of the most exciting and intriguing things to keep an eye out for to make sure you’re fully prepared for the action. Rivalry resumed We start where we left off in 2016,…

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Andy Murray Finishes the Year as Number One

Posted on: December 20th, 2016

The 2016 tennis season came to a close with last month’s ATP World Tour Finals, and it certainly provided all the tension and excitement we’ve come to expect from a season finale. Heading into this year’s finals, all eyes were on newly crowned world number one Andy Murray. Fresh off a history-making championship win in Paris, which saw him become the first British world number one since the introduction of computerised rankings in 1973, Murray looked to take the next step and finish off the year in the top spot. To cap off 2016, we’re taking a look at how Murray…

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Why You Should Use a SAPCA Approved Contractor for Your Courts

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

When it comes to keeping your tennis court, netball court or multi activity games area (MUGA) in the best possible condition, you need a contractor who is dedicated to providing the absolute best quality in to keep your courts healthy for as long as possible, from construction and installation, to future maintenance and repair. Whether it’s a private court or a public play area for a school or leisure centre, your court deserves the best, and that only comes with a SAPCA (Sports and Play Construction Association) approved contractor. In this article, we’re looking at what you can expect when you…

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