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Ground or field hockey is an extremely popular sport. The game is traditionally played on natural turf but advancements in 3G pitches (artificial turf) have led to these becoming the gold standard for hockey surfacing.
3G pitches for hockey have an extremely short pile with a dense underlayer. The surface is supposed to be firm to provide a sure footing. The short pile provides wicked ball speed while the dense underlayer provides predictable performance. Artificial pitches now mimic natural turf with good accuracy and similar performance.
If you are building a hockey pitch for recreational play and training, artificial grass is by far the best hockey surfacing. There are several brands of 3G pitches available. We only supply the best with a professional installation service. A common misconception is that all artificial pitches are the same. In fact, there are perceptible differences in the quality of the fibres and performance. This is especially true of hockey pitches due to the short pile which has little to hide.
In the UK, hockey is played almost entirely on artificial systems. The sport’s control over the required surface characteristics of the artificial turf, ensures a high level of all-year-round performance. The specific requirements differ to other sports as the focus is on speed, straightness and level of the ball roll. TVS Team Soft is a carefully engineered shock pad system, specifically designed to enhance the hockey performance of the artificial turf system it is paired with.
Smaller granulate and fibre composition allows for a more uniform level without compromising on other key performance variables such as shock absorption or ball rebound.
If your old hockey pitch has seen better days you should consider replacing it and you should definitely replace it if it has become frayed. Synthetic hockey surfacing lasts around 15 years depending on the intensity of the play.
The advancements made in fibre technology every 15 years are significant. A hockey pitch built 15 years ago will be nowhere near as good as the newest systems. This gives you a good opportunity to not only replace your pitch but also upgrade it.
Our hockey surfacing has low permeability helping to meet hockey surface requirements and it delivers outstanding durability with SBR fibre. The performance of our hockey pitches is fantastic and players of all skill levels love using them.
We have resurfaced hockey pitches for schools, sports centres, training centres and local and regional hockey clubs.
We offer a complete design, installation and recycling service for hockey surfacing, including the removal of your old system and change of use.
We can recommend hockey surfaces based on your players and what level of performance you intend to achieve. We offer various grades of hockey pitch suitable for recreational use right up to professional use and our service takes care of everything. Feel free to reach out to us for advice and a chat about a new hockey pitch.
TVS Sports Surfaces has a proud history of supplying market leading products and has gained a wealth of experience by supporting projects at University of Kent, Newcastle Academy, Broughton High School, Hilbre High School, Bryanston School and many others.
In addition to some of the UK’S biggest gym brands, we also work with businesses, sports centres and hotels. The service we provide is all-inclusive, with design, installation, recycling and aftercare included.MORE CASE STUDIES