Whatever your sport...

Synthetic sports surfaces have revolutionised the way sports are played at both recreational and competitive levels to the extent that every sport now effectively has a dedicated surface which has been developed and improved specifically to cater for its distinct play characteristics and performance requirements.

Most sports can also be played on a selection of other synthetic surfaces giving sports facility planners a great choice of surface when designing their pitch or court.

Our full-size 3G pitch and adjoining tennis and netball courts construction at Lancaster & Morcambe College

What Blakedown offer...

Blakedown Sport & Play is one of the UK’s largest and longest established sports surface construction companies. We offer a range of surfaces and systems able to cater for every sport, and our in-house design and build services and dedicated contracts teams provide expert consultation and construction for every type of synthetic surface.

We take care of every aspect of the build; from the base works and drainage system, to the playing surface and sports equipment, and completing with fencing, floodlighting, landscaping, and maintenance.

Case Study | Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

Blakedown Sport & Play were selected by Kier Moss for the extensive development of sports facilities at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy near Walsall. A full-size 3G pitch was constructed using TigerTurf Football60 sports turf and three cross-play pitches with extendable divider netting.

  • Client: Kier Moss (Main Contractor)
  • Contract Type: Sub-contract
  • Contract Value: £470,000
  • Build Time: 14 weeks

The project included a tarmac games area comprising four tennis and four netball courts. Both were completed with heavy-duty sports fencing and floodlighting.

Surface Suitability

Planning a synthetic sports facility for a combination of sports will involve compromise, and trying to accomodate too many sports on one surface will diminish quality.

The following table is designed to offer a rough guide for surface to sport suitability. For a more in-depth consultation, please feel free to call or email us.

Football

Sand-filled
Sand-dressed
Water-based
Tarmac
Acrylic-coated Tarmac
Polymeric
3G 40mm pile
3G 50mm pile
3G 60-65mm pile

Rugby

Sand-filled
Sand-dressed
Water-based
Tarmac
Acrylic-coated Tarmac
Polymeric
3G 40mm pile
3G 50mm pile
3G 60-65mm pile

Hockey

Sand-filled
Sand-dressed
Water-based
Tarmac
Acrylic-coated Tarmac
Polymeric
3G 40mm pile
3G 50mm pile
3G 60-65mm pile

Tennis

Sand-filled
Sand-dressed
Water-based
Tarmac
Acrylic-coated Tarmac
Polymeric
3G 40mm pile
3G 50mm pile
3G 60-65mm pile

Netball

Sand-filled
Sand-dressed
Water-based
Tarmac
Acrylic-coated Tarmac
Polymeric
3G 40mm pile
3G 50mm pile
3G 60-65mm pile

Basketball

Sand-filled
Sand-dressed
Water-based
Tarmac
Acrylic-coated Tarmac
Polymeric
3G 40mm pile
3G 50mm pile
3G 60-65mm pile
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