We were recently approached to carry out a netball court construction in Stockport to refurbish an existing sports court. The facility had become damaged and contaminated with moss as a result of poor maintenance. The project included full installation of groundworks, polymeric rubber surfacing, anti slip painting and specialist sports fencing.
Installing a Netball Court
As the existing sports court was in poor condition and had become badly contaminated with moss and algae due to a lack of maintenance, the first thing we had to do was excavate the ground. This involved getting rid of the old court and preparing the ground for the installation of the new surface. For any sports court installation project, the groundworks are extremely important as they provide a stable foundation for the rest of the surfacing and ensure that the facility is durable and remains safe for as long as possible. The next part of the ground preparation works was to install a dynamic stone sub base, this was made up of angular stones which are specially selected for use in sports pitches and courts.
These stones are porous so they let water drain through them, allowing the netball court to be used as an all weather surface. Once we had compacted the stones to get them completely flat, we then had to install a layer of macadam as a base before the polymeric surfacing could be put down. The macadam base layer is also fully permeable to comply with the efficient drainage system of the sports court. The next stage of the netball court construction was to install the polymeric surfacing itself, this is made up of EPDM rubber crumb which is mixed together in a binder and laid out onto the macadam.
Anti Slip Netball Paint
When the polymeric rubber surfacing had been left to cure, we could then apply a non slip paint coating in green to give the court more grip and better traction for netball, as well as enhancing the playing qualities for other sports. This specialist polyurethane sports paint is combined with an aggregate of sand and aluminium oxide to achieve the right slip resistance qualities for the desired sports. We also applied anti slip line markings in different colours for netball, basketball and tennis which means the polymeric rubber court can be used as an all purpose sports facility for a number of activities.
The client also chose to have specially designed twin bar rebound fencing installed around the perimeter of the MUGA netball court to keep the area secure. This fencing specification is ideal for this type of facility as it is resistant against heavy use from lots of different sports and also prevents a loss of equipment during game play.
MUGA Sports Court Facility
After the full netball court construction project was complete, the end result was a brand new polymeric surface with professional multi sport line markings and secure perimeter fencing. The client was very pleased with the final sports facility and is looking forward to using it for many different activities.
We have installed multi use sports courts like this one all over the UK and we would be happy to discuss specifications and prices for a project you’re looking to carry out. Please have a look at our website at https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ where you can find out more about our services, or you can use our contact form to send us over the details of your enquiry. If you have any further questions about netball court construction please leave us a comment below and don’t forget to share this post with your friends if you thought it was interesting!