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Why Netball Court Resurfacing Matters

Posted on: March 22nd, 2016

  Over time, all sports surfaces become damaged or worn with frequent use, and while a used surface may be suitable to play on for a while, there will come a day when you will need to take steps to have your surface fixed. Netball courts are no exception, and netball court maintenance is very important to ensure a good, level playing field and a safe environment for the game. Netball court resurfacing matters, which is why Charles Lawrence have put together this rundown of the process and its benefits. What is involved in resurfacing a netball court? There is more…

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Get it Done Right: Resurfacing Tennis Courts

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015

  The British weather is infamous for being unpredictable, but in the winter months it becomes all the more volatile. The harsh weather can play havoc with your tennis court surface as excessive moisture can cause pooling and mould growth, and falling organic matter, such as leaves and pine needles, can cause discolouration. Whilst we’ve covered how to maintain your court over winter in a previous article, you may want to consider the benefits of completely resurfacing your tennis courts.   When to resurface No matter how well installed your original tennis court was, years of use will cause the base…

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Top Tips For Maintaining Your Tennis Court In Winter

Posted on: December 24th, 2014

As British weather can be rather unpredictable, our experts at Charles Lawrence have put together a list of top tennis court maintenance tips to help you look after your court over the upcoming winter months. A well-maintained court is essential for high performance and longevity, so take a look at the following helpful pointers to ensure your court remains fully intact during the harsh winter weather.   Regular cleaning To avoid premature wear and tear and reduce the risk of staining, carrying out basic cleaning on your tennis court is essential. It is advised that the court is cleaned once a…

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The decline of football pitches – are artificial sports pitches the answer?

Posted on: February 17th, 2014

The ever growing popularity in football across the UK has seen a rise in the number of teams playing, both in a professional and amateur capacity. This in turn has put greater strain on the pitches for teams in the lower echelons of the football leagues. While teams in the conference and above have the finances to personally manage a pitch, with some Premier League teams having state of the art grounds, there is something of a crisis brewing for those without the multi-million pound television deals. Are artificial sports pitches the answer?   Natural Pitch Problems A normal pitch, with…

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Continue Outdoor Play This Winter with Floodlit MUGAs

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

What can you do if lack of space is a problem, and you need to accommodate numerous sports? How can you provide a facility that is used for football one day and hockey the next, when you do not have room for two sets of markings? Multi use game areas, or MUGAs as they are commonly known, are a great solution for maximising the space you have. This is because all the markings you require are combined, in different colours, on the same surface. The convention is for the most often played sport to be lined in white, followed by yellow,…

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Tennis Court Surfaces Explained – what surface suits your game?

Posted on: November 23rd, 2013

The ATP World Tour Finals have recently come under fire from Rafael Nadal, the men’s current number 1, for not rotating their tennis court surfaces every year to give all players the chance to play on their preferred surface.   Nadal is renowned for his exceptional performances on clay surfaces, with this being his court of choice, but the ATP has for the last 9 years favoured hard indoor courts, despite the fact that the players qualify on all surfaces to gain a place in the finals.   Each of the four major tennis tournaments are played on different surfaces –…

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The Development of Artificial Sports Surfaces & Reaching Parity With Turf

Posted on: September 18th, 2013

  If you own or run a turfed sports area and are looking to renew the surface, it could be worthwhile to consider alternatives to traditional turf. Artificial grass alternatives have had issues in the past with being regarded as second class behind good quality natural grass, but there have been many advances in the artificial turf industry in recent years. So before you decide to renew your pitches with replacement natural turf, read on to find out the reasons why artificial turf is a realistic and viable alternative to natural grass in many sports applications. Functionality Artificial grass is designed…

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Is Your Tennis Court 10 Years Old? Your Game Could Be Suffering!

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

Whether you’ve opted for a traditional hard tennis court or a porous macadam one, maintenance is key to ensuring it always supports your best possible performance and allows you to play safely. Keeping your court clean and free from debris and algae will help to avoid trip and slip hazards, and keep it in optimal condition so it doesn’t deteriorate as quickly. Tell Tale Signs of Aging But even the most diligent court caretaker will not be able to stop the general wear and weathering that any frequently used court experiences, and, as such after 5 to 10 years you will…

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Types of Turf Courts & Pitches Explained

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

Artificial grass surfaces are some of the most common court and pitch types chosen by leisure centres, clubs and schools, thanks in large part to their multi-sport purposes. They offer a huge number of benefits in comparison to natural grass, including reduced maintenance costs and all-weather capabilities. Artificial grass means no more cancelled matches due to frozen pitches or costly refurbishments! So, the question that remains is: which type of artificial turf is best for your purposes? Each has different characteristics and suitability depending on which sports you play and how the pitch is used. Simply have a look through our…

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