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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 choose a SAPCA approved contractor to construct, repair and maintain your courts, and why SAPCA approval is so important for the industry as a whole.

Strict standards means peace of mind

To consistently maintain the highest standards of quality, SAPCA enforces a strict membership criteria, ensuring that only contractors who have a proven track record are admitted.

This means that, when choosing a SAPCA approved contractor to work on your court, you can be confident that the workmanship on offer comes with proven experience. Your court will be in the hands of dedicated professionals who are able to provide expert advice, knowledge and support to tailor your sports surface to meet the specific demands necessary to attain the best possible performance.

SAPCA encourages industry focus on quality

SAPCA plays an important role in establishing and maintaining a strong foundation of quality when it comes to surfaces around the country. From small play areas for primary schools and public parks, to tennis courts for clubs affiliated with the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), SAPCA helps to set a standard of professionalism and measurable quality throughout the industry.

A SAPCA approved contractor is deemed to contribute to that goal, and is held to higher expectations as standard when compared to other contractors. Not only does this mean the level of work itself is ensured to be of a certain calibre, but it also protects you from dishonest, unprofessional or even fraudulent work.

Professionalism, assured

One of the key tenets of SAPCA is the focus on customer service. The SAPCA Code of Professional Conduct means that members must be committed to providing quality customer service at all times, to every customer.

A SAPCA approved contractor will work closely with you, whether you need help planning and designing a court, or require maintenance, repair, or cleaning. SAPCA members will work to your requirements, and are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible surface, allowing you to truly make the most out of your facilities.

High construction standards

SAPCA also ensure that members meet the same standards of construction on every project. Their codes of practice mean that SAPCA approved contractors must use materials and construction techniques that are of high quality and meet SAPCA specifications. This ensures that your court will be constructed with performance in mind, while renovation work will improve the base level of performance offered on your court.

This benefits customers at every level. The better the courts, the greater opportunity for users to improve their skills and enjoy playing their chosen sport without fear of injury due to shoddy work, or having to abandon their sport due to accelerated or unexpected wear of the surface.

Continued growth and improvement

SAPCA membership is an ongoing commitment. Once a contractor has proven to meet the SAPCA’s high standards, they are expected to continue working towards improving and developing their own services with regards to SAPCA’s various requirements.

Project inspection was introduced in 2014, which includes thorough inspection of various members’ projects during and after construction, to make sure said member is working to the levels of quality and professionalism expected of them. Feedback is given to the contractors in order to inform and improve future projects to bring the best possible results to every customer.

Charles Lawrence

Here at Charles Lawrence, we are proud to hold SAPCA approval, and are committed to providing the very best standards to all of our customers. If you require guaranteed quality when it comes to construction of a brand new sports surface, or if you need your existing court repaired, maintained, cleaned or entirely renovated, look no further than the experienced team at Charles Lawrence.


Operating throughout the UK, Charles Lawrence provide a range of services to a variety of customers. If you need more information on any of our services, or would like to arrange an appointment, please dont hesitate to get in touch with us today.


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