Sports

01 Dec Bespoke covers & domes for UK basketball courts

Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports worldwide, and its popularity is increasing in the UK. Sport England has invested money into basketball with the aim of increasing participation levels and directly funding programmes at grassroots level. Once a popular sport in certain regions, basketball is now gaining momentum up and down the country. The combination of speed, skill, tension and excitement makes it one of the most appealing sports today.
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19 Nov Serving up strong and durable covers for UK tennis courts

When it comes to tennis the UK loves to get actively involved, whether watching or playing. Two thirds of us tune into watch tournaments on TV and almost half of us own a racquet and participate for recreation and fitness purposes. The last couple of years have also seen projects set up to encourage young people to get involved with tennis. David Lloyd's Leisure is Europe's premier leisure, health and sport group and has been working to boost grassroots tennis across the country. In 2014 the group joined forces with former British No 1 player Greg Rusedski to visit UK primary schools and teach pupils the basics of tennis.
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10 Feb We’re Going All The Way!

Some great news reached us this week of England making it all the way to the final of the FIFA World Cup in 2018! Okay, so strictly speaking not the England football team (we live in hope!), but it is true that England will have a guaranteed representative on the big day. Cumbrian-based SIS Pitches announced it had developed a unique mixture of natural and artificial grass, SISGRASS, that’s been chosen by the World Cup for installation at Moscow’s historic Luzhniki Stadium. It’s the first time ever the final will be played on a pitch that’s anything other than all-natural grass, being impregnated with more than 150 miles of specially developed synthetic yarn.
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Culford School

30 Jan The differences between indoor and outdoor tennis

Tennis was ranked as the sixth most popular sport in the UK in 2015 in terms of the number of people who play at least once a week.  It followed swimming, athletics, cycling, football and golf.  The sport is popular and can be played both outdoors and inside on a range of different surfaces.
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LCCA

25 Jan Our pitch protection systems bring year-round benefits

In the UK, the weather conditions are rarely perfect for sports, but there is no reason why this should stop us from getting on with the activities we love. However, this doesn't mean we don't need to take measures to defend our pitches and playing surfaces, as they can be vulnerable to damage from unfavourable weather.
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12 Jan An effective covering solution

Fixed sports covers are a cost effective way to shelter a space and allow participants to use it whatever the weather.  They are far more affordable than permanent buildings and can be erected faster because much of the fabrication is done off site in advance.  The covers can easily be added to existing buildings if required, but are also perfectly suited for stand-alone installation too.
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21 Dec Designing a multi sport facility

Covered sports facilities bring many benefits.  The fact that they are covered will allow sportspeople and teams to use the pitches and courts more frequently, allowing you to bring in a higher income.  It also means sports can be played regardless of the weather, so you won't find usage dropping off substantially during wetter or colder weather.  With added lights and temperature controls, you can create a facility that can be used around the clock, all year round.
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09 Dec Helping the nation nurture new tennis talent

Great Britain were triumphant at the Davis Cup this year for the first time since 1936.  Andy Murray's defeat of David Goffin led the team to victory for the first time since Bunny Austin and the legendary Fred Perry took the title 79 years ago.  The victory was a fantastic achievement for the team and for British tennis, with Murray discussing his hopes that the win will create a more comprehensive interest in the sport and inspire more young players.
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07 Dec Football in the winter in the UK

In the UK football is played throughout the whole year.  In many countries there is a winter break during competitions when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, but here many important fixtures are played throughout the winter period, including the traditional Boxing Day matches.
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