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Just because a sport is steeped in history doesn’t mean it should be left behind when it comes to facilities. Here sports specialist total-play looks at how schools can invest in state-of-the-art synthetic sports surfaces to bring 21st Century performance to traditional sports.

Cricket pitch experts

As an ECB Code of Practice Non-Turf Pitch installer with no less than three ECB approved non-turf cricket pitch systems in its range, total-play is a market leader in the provision of artificial cricket pitches for match play and practice. Its surfaces offer a balanced game between bat and ball and are designed to encourage turn and thus improve playing standards.

With non-turf practice net systems enabling coaching to take place year-round, investment in such a facility can really help schools up their competitive game by the time the season rolls around. total-play’s flagship tp365 non-turf practice nets can be found at schools around the country – including Harrow School, Solihull School, St Edwards School, Clifton College, Berkhamstead School and Merchant Taylors School to name just a few.

Beyond cricket

If space is tight, dedicating an entire area to cricket year-round may not be possible – total-play have recognised this and designed a cricket-based MUGA (Multi Use Games Area). Using its ECB approved non-turf cricket system base with a unique retractable netting system, the company has installed areas that can be quickly transformed from cricket practice net facilities to a synthetic surface suitable for general play and a host of other sports at sites that include Bromsgrove School, Churcher’s College and Orwell Park School in Suffolk. 

MUGAs are something of a buzz-word for independent schools and, in addition to its popular cricket-based MUGA, total-play can tailor solutions to specific sports – including football, hockey and general play. Whatever the requirement, total-play will handle everything - from planning permission, to design ensuring the facility will meet the Performance Quality Standards set by the relevant governing body for sport, to specification of the best type of surface, fencing, any integrated goal mouths and basketball hoops and flood lighting, to ensure the project is fit for purpose and comes in within budget.

Synthetic track and field facilities are also increasingly popular – offering the desirable combination of consistent performance and low-maintenance requirements. At St Helen’s School in Middlsex, total-play designed and constructed a bespoke synthetic long jump facility to cater for both long and triple jump, and has also installed an artificial long jump alongside the MUGA at Orwell Park School.

To find out how total-play can help create state-of-the-art synthetic sports surfaces that strike the perfect balance between functionality and affordability, call 01604 864575 or visit www.total-play.co.uk.

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Investing in synthetic sports facilities can help schools stay that crucial step ahead of the competition – however, undertaking any significant capital investment project can be a challenge, especially if it involves several contractors. 

Sports surface specialist total-play Ltd offers a ‘turnkey’ solution that sees the company’s experienced in-house team undertake the entire project from start to finish, meaning you won’t need to employ any sub-contractors. From face-to-face meetings to assess and advise on the best solution and location for the new facility, through its design and specification, carrying out site clearance, preparatory groundworks and its ultimate installation, total-play can take the strain.

Whether you’re looking to create state-of-the-art cricket practice nets that meet the ECB’s rigorous standards, transform an old tennis court or car park into a versatile multi-use games area (MUGA), or install synthetic track and field facilities, total-play has the expertise to guide you from vision to reality. 

Alongside its own class-leading products - such as its ECB approved non-turf cricket pitch systems and ‘HD Protection Tunnel’ cocoon cricket netting system - total-play has forged strong partnerships with leading suppliers. It can source and procure everything from perimeter fencing to floodlights, integrated goal mouths to basketball hoops - in short, all the additional elements required to bring a project to fruition; even specifying bespoke elements to meet unique requirements.

This approach has seen the company work with a growing number of leading schools - including Merchant Taylor’s School, St Helen’s School, Clifton College, Churcher’s College, Bromsgrove School, Orwell Park School and Solihull School, to name just a few. 

To discuss how total-play could help your school develop sporting facilities that provide the winning edge call 01604 864 575, email info@total-play.co.uk or visit www.total-play.co.uk

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