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Sport Surfacing and Anti Slip Coatings

Sport surfacing plays a crucial role in the safety, performance, and aesthetic appeal of various sports courts. Across the UK, a wide range of sports facilities, including tennis courts, netball courts, multi-use games areas (MUGAs), and football pitches, rely on specialised surfacing to meet the demands of athletes and recreational users.

At UniPlay, we specialise in providing anti-slip sports coatings for sports centres and schools throughout the UK, which are essential for ensuring player safety and enhancing the playability of the surface.

Our anti-slip sports surfaces and coatings

Anti-slip sports coatings are applied to a variety of sports courts, with a particular focus on multi-use sports facilities. These coatings are designed to meet the slip resistance requirements for the sports played on these surfaces. The most common type of anti-slip paint used is acrylic paint, which is typically applied to Type 1 and Type 2 MUGAs.

These MUGAs are usually constructed from tarmac or macadam surfacing, providing a durable and versatile base for the acrylic coating. The acrylic coating not only meets the slip resistance standards for sports like tennis, netball, basketball, and football but also contributes to the overall quality and longevity of the sports surface.

The application of multi-use games area sports coatings does more than just enhance safety; it also gives the sports courts an aesthetically pleasing look while improving playing performance. The surfaces are often line-marked for various sports, with specific colours used for different games. For instance, netball line markings are predominantly installed in yellow, football line markings are usually in white, and basketball sports lines are mainly in red. However, these colour schemes can vary from site to site, depending on the background colour of the court and the preferences of the facility.

At UniPlay, we also provide the sports court line markings, therefore we can provide a full service to our clients. We have an in-house design and installation team that operate throughout the UK.

Maintaining Sports Surfaces

Despite the durability of these coatings, the non-slip painting system in the UK requires regular maintenance. It is generally recommended that these sports pitches be resprayed every few years. This maintenance is crucial not only for preserving the visual appeal and playability of the courts but also for ensuring the safety of the users. Regular respraying helps maintain the slip resistance and skid-resistant properties of the surface, which are vital for preventing accidents and injuries during sports activities.

In addition to regular respraying, sports surfaces need to undergo frequent testing to ensure that they meet the slip resistance and skid-resistant standards set by governing bodies. This testing is an integral part of sports facility management, ensuring that the surfaces remain safe and functional for all types of sports activities. Whether it’s a tennis court, a netball playing surface, a football kickabout area, or a multi-sport surfacing dual-use recreational area, consistent testing and maintenance are key to sustaining their quality and safety.

Speak to our team about Sports Surfaces

Sport surfacing, particularly in the context of anti-slip sports coatings, is an essential component of sports facility management in the UK.

These coatings not only provide the necessary slip resistance for a variety of sports but also contribute to the aesthetic and functional aspects of sports courts. Regular maintenance, including respraying and testing, is crucial to ensure these surfaces remain safe, attractive, and suitable for the wide range of sports activities they accommodate.

If you are interested in our sport surfaces and anti-slip coatings, do not hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team. Simply call us on 0333 321 6695 or email info@uni-play.co.uk and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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