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Size of 5 a Side Court MUGA

5 a Side MUGA sports courts have a minimum playing size of 25.91m x 16.76m. The dimensions you choose will depend on the design you want for your facility. Many schools and clubs have these pitches for playing football, both as practise and for matches. Having the smaller recreational size can help to cut costs compared to installing full sized areas.

Alternatively, many organisations choose to install multi use games areas which accommodate multiple sports. If you choose this, then the dimensions could alter to suit other activities. The maximum 5 a side pitch size is 25.91 x 42.62m. The larger playing surface will mean the construction cost will be higher. We try to make our quotes cost effective, but it all depends on the customer’s budget.

You can speak to our team today and get a price for installing one of these facilities. The dimensions and sizes will vary depending on what you need and this can also affect costs. Just fill in our contact form and let us know what you’re looking for so we can offer more advice. You can also find out more about all weather pitch floodlights along with other accessories we offer.

5 a Side Pitch Designs

The MUGA surfaces come in a few different options. See below to find out more about each product:

  • 2G Synthetic Turf Carpet – Suitable for playing football and hockey, popular at schools.
  • 3G Artificial Grass – Ideal for football and rugby, contains rubber infill for natural playing qualities.
  • Polymeric Rubber Surface – Play football, tennis, netball and basketball, good ball bounce and slip resistance.
  • Macadam Sports Court – Multi use qualities for tennis, netball, football and basketball, perfect for schools.

The 5 a side pitch designs completely depend on how you would like to use the area. Lots of schools and clubs choose to have multi sports markings so they can make the most out of the facility. The game line marking or sports lines for 5 A side football are normally white with a 50mm width. We also offer different colours to mark out individual sporting activities. Sport lines can normally be touched up or replaced during the life of the sports surfacing.

Dimensions of a 5-a-Side Facility

When it comes to designing these areas, the dimensions of a 5-a-side facility can be tailored to suit each project. Since these pitches are generally used for recreational purposes, there are no strict guidelines to follow. It’s completely up to you and your budget, and we can offer a design and quote to suit you. Take a look at this 5 a Side MUGA Construction in Gloucester to see one of our projects from start to finish.

You can also have a look at the video below to see how the work was done by our team:

The 5-a-side football pitches are usually best to be played on 3G synthetic turf surfaces because these give the best playing characteristics. The synthetic 3G sports surfacing is an artificial grass carpet infilled with sand and rubber infill. There is sometimes a need for a shockpad beneath this third generation sports grass dependent on the accreditation they are looking to achieve.

Find Out More

Contact our team today to learn more about our different products and to get an idea of costs. We can send you over some previous case studies and product sheets as examples. Just get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for along with an idea of your budget. We’ll respond as soon as we can with an in depth quote for the work.

Polymeric MUGA Pitch Installation in Crawley, West Sussex

What was the specification? : 13mm Structural Spray Polymeric
What colours were used? : Red Surface and Multi-coloured sports lines
What was the size of the job? : 630m²
How long did the job take?: 4 weeks on-site
What sub base was used? : Open Textured macadam

Polymeric Sports Court

The video below show the installation of a polymeric sports court from start to finish.

This included excavation, porous stone sub base, open textured macadam and polymeric surface finish.

We also installed sports rebound fencing to enclose this sports court.

Video Transcript:
Hi guys it’s Dan here, and today we’re going to be showing you a Polymeric MUGA Pitch Installation in Crawley, West Sussex

The client for this job rang us explaining how they were looking for a surface capable of hosting multiple sports on one pitch, and when we explained our Polymeric Multi Use Games Areas to them we were on site getting to work before we knew it.

So you can see from some early photos here that there was a large amount of groundworks preparation that we needed to carry out prior to installing the actual surface. This can be the case depending on your existing area and access, however there really is no job too big or too small for us.

Polymeric surfacing is a perfect surface type for MUGA surfaces, as this rubber flooring is very well suited to sports such as football, netball, tennis, basketball and athletics! You can play multiple of these sports on one surface by simply specifying which line markings you’d like during the enquiry stage, and we will apply them as part of the install.

Another awesome feature of Polymeric surfaces is that this flooring can be installed in pretty much any colour combination you want, from very neutral finished to the brightest multicoloured specifications, it’s totally up to you. You can also have logos imprinted onto the surface too, the possibilities are endless.

Here at Soft Surfaces we have over 2 decades worth of experience installing and maintaining polymeric multi use games areas, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in any of our services.

As you can see now the job is completed, and the client really loved their new surface. You can see we also installed this sports pitch with fencing, which is also a service we can provide for you as part of the installation.

Whilst we work nationwide, we have carried out lots of work in the Sussex area and as a result rank in Google for these keywords:

  • EPDM Rubber Sports Pitch Contractor Sussex
  • Crawley Rubber Crumb Multi Use Games Area
  • West Sussex Polymeric MUGA Contractors
  • Best Polymeric Multi Use Games Area Installers Crawley
  • Rubber Sports Surfacing Specialists Sussex
  • And much more.

So thanks a lot for watching today’s video guys, if you’d like to contact us for a quote please just visit or give us a call at 01625 445 760 and our team will get back to you right away.

Thanks a lot for watching, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Polymeric MUGA in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

What was the specification? : 13mm Structural Spray Polymeric
What colours were used? : Light/Dark Green, Light/Dark Blue & Black
What was the size of the job? : 690m²
How long did the job take?: 1 week on site
What sub base was used? : Open Textured macadam

Polymeric Sports Court

The video below shows the process of resurfacing an old macadam sports court with a polymeric structural spray finish.

This was a multi-coloured design including brand logo for our client.

Video Transcript:
Hi guys, it’s Dan here. And today I’m going to be showing you a polymetric MUGCA pitcher resurfacing that we carried out in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. So previously the surface was a damaged, worn time macadam surface, that it actually reached a point of becoming dangerous to use day to day. This client specified that they wanted a new surface, that brightened up the area with the ability for multiple sports to be played at that facility. They gave us a call and we got to work.

Polymeric Surface Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

After running through the many servicing options that we have available for the client, it was mutually agreed that rubber polymetric multi-use games area will be the ideal surface for them. This surface type boasts have many benefits, one of which being that this surface type is fantastic for sports such as tennis, football, basketball, netball, and athletics. The client was able to specify which line markings they wanted us to apply. And we carried out the work once the surface was fitted.

Additionally, polymetric surface types can be specified in an almost endless list of colour combinations. And this durable flooring is even porous, which makes it fantastic for use in all seasons here in the UK. Our team at Soft Surfaces have over two decades worth of experience, installing, maintaining, and resurfacing sports surfaces across the UK. And there truly is no job too big or too small for us. So please feel free to get in touch today for a free quote.

So as you can see, now the job has been completed and the client was amazed at how the surface transformed the entire area. As you can see, we apply the relevant line markings they requested, and they were over the moon with the quality of the surface itself. Here at Soft Surfaces, we’re a nationwide company. We’ve carried out a lot of work in the Gloucestershire area. And because of this, we rank in Google for these keywords, Gloucestershire sports pitch maintenance, best company for multi-use games areas Cheltenham, expert sports surface repair Gloucestershire, Cheltenham football pitch installers, colourful sports surfaces in Gloucestershire, and even more than that.

So thanks a lot for checking out this installation guy. And if you’d like to inquire today, please visit our website, or simply give us a call at 0165 445 760. Thanks a lot for watching, guys and we’ll see you guys later.

Polymeric MUGA Pitch Resurfacing in Birmingham, West Midlands

What was the specification? : 13mm Structural Spray Polymeric
What colours were used? : Pink & Blue
What was the size of the job? : 2,400m²
How long did the job take?: 2 weeks on site
What sub base was used? : Open Textured macadam

Polymeric Sports Court

The video below shows the process of resurfacing an old tarmac sports court with a pink and blue polymeric structural spray finish.

This also includes white lines and our clients’ logo to finish off.

Video Transcript:
Hey guys, it’s Dan here. And today we’re going to be showing you a polymeric mugger pitch servicing in Birmingham, West Midlands. So you can see here that the previous surface for this job was fairly worn out with damage to the surface and the line markings fading the owner at the school knew it was time for a resurface, wanted to ensure they had a surface capable of hosting multiple sports. And that really livened up the area after a good chat on the phone with the client, it was mutually agreed with us on the school that rubber polymeric multi-use games area service would be perfect for them. We then proceeded to get the work done for the installation.

polymeric surfaces are excellent for schools as the rubber credentials, make this flooring type perfect for multiple sports, such as tennis, netball, basketball, football, and even athletics. We can install the relevant line markings for this too. This surface type can also be installed in almost any colour combination you can think of with the ability for additional logos and text to be added onto the surface. We install and maintain these surfaces nationwide. So please feel free to get in contact.

you can see now from the photos that the final job has been completed, and it’s really transformed. The entire area gone is the old grey tarmacadam surface. And in its place, a brand new bespoke multicoloured polymeric mugger with branded logos and relevant line, markings applied for the multiple sports needed. The client couldn’t have been happy with the final results, both from a quality point of view. And in terms of how the new area looked at the school whilst we’re a nationwide company, here are soft services. We’ve done lots of work in the West Midlands area. And because of this, we rank in Google for these keywords, sports surfacing installer, West Midlands, Birmingham football pitch construction, West Midlands multipurpose facility, company sports facility build is Birmingham colourful game servicing West Midlands, and much more. So to get in touch today, please just visit our website at or simply give us a call on 01625 445760, thanks a lot for watching. And we hope to hear from you soon.

Coating of Synthetic MUGA Surfacing With Acrylic Coatings

There are a number of different coating options that are now available if your sports surface requires or has the need for it. Anti-slip coatings such as Acrylic, water-based and PU Polyurethane can all now be used, depending on the synthetic MUGA surfacing. If the Multi-Use Games Area is synthetic, an Acrylic coating can be used.

Other MUGA surfaces such as EPDM Polymeric rubber, a polyurethane coating can be used and a Porous Macadam surface, a Water Based coating can be used. All of the anti-slip coatings that are available to use can all be made in colours such as red, green, white and blue and can all be used to coat surfaces that will house sports like Basketball, Football, Netball and Tennis.

These coatings can be anti-slip and can comply with TRRL 75 for Netball and TRRL 60 for multisports. As all synthetic MUGA surfacing specifications can be constructed to all different dimensions and sizes to suit individual requirements, the preferred application method is an airless sprayer, due to the speed of the application, although a paint roller can still be used.

Multi-use games areas or ball courts can all be upgraded, resurfaced, cleaned and recoloured using these types of coatings. New line markings can also be installed at the same time, normally with a line width of 50mm. Funding and budgets for these projects can be an issue so specifications and designs can be tweaked to suit most projects and sporting uses.

Safety should be the main priority for any sports facility, especially at a school where young children will be using synthetic MUGA surfacing for a range of activities. This is why it is always advised to have an acrylic or polyurethane non slip paint coating applied to improve the traction of the surfacing and to prevent injury from slips and trips.

Regular maintenance should always be carried out for synthetic MUGA surfacing to remove dirt and debris which could contaminate the area and make it flooded and slippery underfoot. After a while, a new layer of anti slip coating and line markings may need to be applied to bring back the best performance qualities and to ensure that the facility remains safe for use.

We have installed countless sports facilities at various locations in the UK, ranging from full-sized pitches, multi-use sports courts and athletics facilities. We are experts in the construction and maintenance of synthetic MUGA surfacing and we would be happy to speak with you about any enquiry you have.

Feel free to use our contact form to get in touch with us so we can give you some professional advice about any queries you have in regards to installation, maintenance and pricing. You can also head over to our website which has further information about the work we carry out.

Let us know your thoughts on this blog and if you’ve ever used a particular type of synthetic MUGA surfacing!

Type 3 Polymeric Surfacing MUGA

Type 3 polymeric surfacing MUGA facilities are rubber surface specifications which are ideal for a variety of sports with the main sport as netball. Other activities played on the multi use games area will be football, tennis, basketball, athletics and 5-a-side football.

Polymeric Surfacing Specification

The Type 3 polymeric material is commonly installed in schools and is designed to have a high slip resistance rating for netball. The polymeric system is made up of EPDM rubber crumb granules which are mixed together with a binder and then laid onto a macadam base. An anti slip paint coating is then applied to give the stable playing characteristics and the rubber EPDM surface gives the sport surface a cushioned underfoot feel. Line markings can also be applied to the flooring contrasting coloured non slip paint to distinguish between the different sports which the facility will be used for.

Once the polymeric surfacing has been installed, there is the option to have a range of extra accessories and equipment included with the full construction project. These could be fencing in a variety of heights from 3m-5m, sports floodlighting, and maintenance equipment to help you keep your surface sport court in top condition. Having these extra accessories can help you make the most out of your new sport facility by giving you the opportunity to rent it out to other clubs and teams for training sessions and competitive matches in the evening.

Polymeric Sports Surface

This surface is composed of a rubberized crumb and mixed with a binding agent. The rubber utilised is wonderful for sports a result of the bounce and grip attributes the surfacing possesses. Netball, tennis, long jump runways and high jump zones traditionally have this type of flooring. Polymeric rubber surfaces are permeable, so this means they can be utilized year-round. Polymeric wet pour is available in a selection of colours.

You ought to thoroughly clean your sport surface frequently to maintain it in great condition. Sweeping is very good to get rid of any sort of contamination. If perhaps your sports pitch will need more specialist maintenance then our pro companies can come to site.

We can carry out the installation of EPDM sport surfacing for a number of schools, colleges and sport clubs across the United Kingdom. If you’d like to see one of our installations, please see the video below:

As experienced sport surfacing contractors, we have installed many of these MUGA courts all over the UK at schools, colleges and clubs. If you’d like to discuss an enquiry for one of these facilities, please fill in our contact form with as much detail as possible and we will offer your some helpful advice. To find out more information about the sport facilities we install and the other services we offer, please visit us at where you can browse through examples of our previously completed work.

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MUGA Anti Slip Sports Coatings

MUGA Anti Slip Sports Coatings are installed on all types of sports courts throughout the UK. A multi use sports facility is generally coated to meet the slip resistance for the sports played on the sports surfaces and the main types on anti slip paint used are acrylic paint which is mainly installed onto type 1 and type 2 MUGAs which are tarmac / macadam surfacing. The acrylic coating meets slip resistance for tennis, netball, basketball and football.

Polyurethane Court Paint

Another popular anti slip paint used is a polyurethane paint which is generally installed onto type 3 and type 4 sports courts which are generally polymeric surfaces. Polymeric surfaces are rubber EPDM crumb that is installed insitu on site. The rubber crumb is mixed with a polyurethane binder and poured in place to cure.

The rubber surface takes approx 24 hours to cure and is a moisture cure system. The polyurethane is then painted and coated onto the sports surface to give the slip resistance suitable for sports courts where basketball, netball, football, athletics, tennis and lacrosse is played.

MUGA Line Markings

Multi use games area sports coating gives the sports courts a great look, as well as the playing performance needed and the sports surfaces, are line marked. Netball line marking is installed in yellow mostly, football line marking is generally in white and basketball sports lines mainly in red however this is changed from site to site because of the coloured background.

In the video below you can see our team repainting the line markings onto a tarmac MUGA in Derby:

For further details on MUGA sport surface coatings please visit the link sports coatings or ring our office on fill in our contact form with your information. The office will assist you with all enquiries but you can also find out more on this websites. Find plenty of information including case studies of previous projects and product sheets to help you with specifications, designs and layouts of the sports pitches.

Maintaining Anti Slip Coatings

The non slip painting system in the UK will need a respray every few years. This will help it stay in top condition and maintain the slip resistant qualities. Whether it is a tennis court, netball playing surface, football kickabout area or multisport surfacing dual use recreational area, you should test it regularly. You should do this to make sure it meets the slip resistance and skid resistance by the governing bodies specifications.

Feel free to get in touch with us today if you’d like to find out more about what we do. One of our team would be happy to give you a quote for any anti slip sports coatings you need.

Size of Netball Court Sports MUGAs

The design of Netball Court can have a major impact with the surface type and price. The Multi Use Games Area / MUGA surfacing is dependent on the specification from the customer or architect. Normal sizes of the Netball Court are 30.50m x 15.25m.

The surfacing of the Netball Court can be a Polymeric sports surface or a Macadam surfacing and both have game line markings. Both of the different sports surfaces can affect the cost of the area. Netball Courts have sport lines which are 50mm wide and is completed using a specialist sports line acrylic coating. Similar sports surfaces that can be played on these surfaces include lacrosse, Football, tennis and Basketball.

Netball sports courts can have an anti slip coating applied to the surfacing in acrylic paint or a polyurethane coating and these sports coatings are what gives the finished playing surface slip resistance because netball needs a high slip resistant surface.

For anymore information, specifications or costs please contact soft surfaces on 01625 445760 or visit

Pressure Cleaning Tennis Courts MUGA Surfaces

Pressure cleaning of the tennis sports court is now a vital part of Multi Use Games Area maintenance and could help prolong the life of the All Weather Pitch. The affected MUGAs may have become slippery or have moss on the playing surface. This could cause injury to the players or lead to it collecting water.

Our team can offer a range of specialist services including pressure washing of these facilities. It is much better to keep on top of the maintenance rather than having to make repairs. This will help reduce costs and create less hassle for you. You can also maintain the court yourself by regularly brushing the area to remove dirt and leaves.

Jet Washing Tennis Courts

The cleaning process of the sports surface starts with a rotary high pressure clean. This will be cleaning the tennis court whilst not damaging the top playing surface. The area will then be treated with a fungicidal wash and algae killer. The multi use games areas will then be safer due to the dirt and grime being washed away. It reduces the risk of slips and trips on the facility as well as making it look a lot better.

The sports pitch surfacing will now be ready for the replacement of the game line marking. We can apply a fresh coating of macadam anti slip paint to add colour and improve the playing qualities. Most multi use games areas have multi sports lines installed like football, netball, basketball and tennis.

This upgrade is an essential part of the process as it will restore the Tennis Court slip resistance and it will be a significant cosmetic improvement. The re-colouring of the MUGA surface cusing an acrylic coating, polyurethane finish or other sports line marking products.

Costs of Tennis Court Cleaning

The price of the procedure is dependent on the size of the MUGA and specifications. Soft Surfaces are a contractor who can provide information regarding this cleaning process or colour coating. A larger area will of course take more time to clean and require more materials. The same goes for a very dirty and contaminated area compared to one with small amounts of moss. It will take more time and be more expensive to clean the very dirty surface. We offer various types of macadam surfacing maintenance to suit individual facilities.

Take a look at this video below to see our team cleaning and repainting an existing tarmac court. As you can see the area was covered in a lot of moss and overgrown weeds. We carried out a full jet wash of the area and applied new paint and line markings. This gave the area a completely new look and left it almost unrecognisable:

Our team can discuss this work with you and offer a quote for carrying out the tennis court pressure wash. Just get in touch with us today and tell us what you need. If you give us an idea of your budget as well that would help us make it cost effective for you.

Astro Turf MUGA Sports Pitches Rejuvenation Maintenance

Astroturf MUGA synthetic all-weather turf and 3G / 4G artificial grass are all-purpose surfaces that are very common in the UK and these can be built, designed and specified to be almost any area dimension and specification. When these pitches become tired and start to get flooded and waterlogged, they are in need of rejuvenation, renovation and upgrading and there are a number of different avenues that this can be achieved. An ATP or STP can become poor draining, have flooding on the surface and have poor seams due to compaction and contamination within the pile which makes the system lose its porosity.

Over time the joints or seams of the synthetic pitch can become weak and need renovation and upgrading, this can be done by a simple joint procedure. Another problem on the surface is the build-up of mud, moss and algal squidge from falling debris and grime on the surface. Algal squidge and moss can cause the system to lose its porosity and will cause the kickabout court to poorly drained. There are a few things that we can do when we renovate and rejuvenate the sports pitch and bring back the good playing qualities of the facility. The extraction and removal of the silica sand is a vital part of this maintenance as this will allow the carpet to be free of the contaminated material and will allow the carpet to drain water more efficiently. The new silica sand or rubber can then be installed to complete the renovation and upgrade.

Astroturf MUGA sports pitches are suitable for multisports like football, futsal, rugby and netball and this is why it is vital that the area is sufficiently maintained as it is heavily used. Other maintenance requirements for sand-filled astroturf MUGA pitches can include game line repairs, patch repairs, and complete new surfacing. We are prime sport surfacing contractors and have helped to construct and maintain many of these facilities. We also do not have any minimum or maximum requirements for our maintenance and construction projects.

Astroturf MUGA pitches have been designed and built to sizes like 39m x 19m to 102m x 62m and we would be delighted to be able to help you with your maintenance needs. Prices, quotes, funding, budgets and specifications are all areas of our expertise. Please visit our website on or send us the details through our contact form and we will be happy to help with your enquiry.

Feel free to leave a comment in the box below if you’ve got any questions about astroturf MUGA surfacing or if you have a problem with your existing sports pitch and we will offer you some professional advice.