7 Ways to Use Artificial Grass at Your Sports Facility
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4M ago
For many athletes, the feel of playing on grass is unmatched. But, what about when inclement weather prevents players from using outdoor spaces? Thanks to skilled sports surface manufacturers, there’s a winning solution: premium indoor turf, which performs and even looks like real grass. Our surface is called Action Turf, designed to be soft yet durable (cleat-friendly!) and provide excellent shock absorption. It’s non-abrasive with a pleasant natural look and is simple to clean and disinfect, as Action Turf does not require any messy infill. Indoor artificial turf is versatile, too. Read on ..read more
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Project Profile: Installing Safe and Durable Pickleball Courts for Rally Pickleball
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by actionfloors
4M ago
Pickleball is booming across the United States. Sources close to the sport report that 14% of American adults played pickleball at least once in 2022, and that USA Pickleball’s membership increased by 30% in 2022 (that’s a lot of pickling). But for many players and fans, pickleball is more than a hobby or a workout. It’s a can’t-miss social event, and one that is an essential part of an outgoing, active lifestyle. Enter Rally Pickleball, a North Carolina-based pickleball-meets-social club that’s on the forefront of a new kind of pickling lifestyle. They’ve taken the growing sport far outside ..read more
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Benefits of Vinyl Gym Flooring
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by actionfloors
5M ago
For gymnasiums and multipurpose spaces of all sizes, an alternative option is vinyl gym flooring. This resilient athletic flooring can mimic hardwood for a classic gym floor look while also providing comfort and shock absorption for athletes. Vinyl gym flooring shouldn’t be overlooked due to being synthetic versus hardwood, but there are plenty of other benefits that this flooring system provides to make it worthwhile. We discuss the attributes of incorporating vinyl gym flooring systems and the types of facilities that would best utilize this flooring system. Vinyl sports flooring advantages ..read more
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Sports Flooring for Recreational Camps: Finding a Single Flooring Source for Multiple Sports
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by actionfloors
5M ago
America is witnessing a bit of a paradox in terms of our children’s pastimes: popularity is soaring for both video games and summer camps. In-person socializing and physical activities are managing to match the appeal of their digital and virtual counterparts. But how are traditional camps keeping up with the stimulation of video games an online play? By expanding the activities and athletic options they offer. Today’s recreational camps have indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, activity centers and stages, and even attractions like rock climbing walls and zip lines. What a time to be a ki ..read more
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PROJECT PROFILE: MICMAC EMERGENCY CENTER BASKETBALL COURT
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by actionfloors
5M ago
Download a printable PDF Sometimes the simplest flooring projects end up being the ones we’re most proud of. Such is the case with the basketball court floor installed in late 2021 at the Micmac Emergency Center near Presque Isle, a remote region of northern Maine. By combining the ideal flooring system for the job with the imagery of a regional artist, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs created a facility that’s not only multifunctional, but beautiful as well. When Lewis McEacharn, construction manager at Dunbar and Brawn Construction, contacted FJ Roberts–AASG Sports Surfaces, Inc. about the 4,20 ..read more
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Project Profile: Tennis Court Resurfacing Breathes New Life into Escanaba Park
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by actionfloors
5M ago
Download a printable PDF Kim Peterson, recreation director for the city of Escanaba, Michigan, had a problem: The surface of Ludington Park’s four tennis courts had reached the end of its usable lifespan. The courts had been unused for the last two years and became an eyesore instead of a valued feature of the park. To make matters worse, the organizers of the annual Michigan-Wisconsin High School Tennis Open tournament discontinued using the courts due to player safety concerns. With these factors in mind, the decision was made to resurface the courts. The initial revitalization plan involv ..read more
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How to Avoid Pickleball Injuries
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by actionfloors
5M ago
The Sports and Fitness Industry Association has named pickleball the fastest growing sport in the United States with over four million people now playing—almost double from 2017. Over the last two years its participation has grown by 39.3%. With this rise in popularity, there are also more people susceptible to pickleball injuries. Pickleball is known as a lifetime sport—including older adults. Despite lifetime sports being known as less strenuous than other activities, pickleball injuries can often be worse than they seem. According to a 2021 study conducted by BioMed Central Ltd ..read more
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Rehabbing Your Court for Pickleball
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by actionfloors
5M ago
Athletic facility managers, parks departments, and recreation centers work tirelessly to serve as many participants as possible while managing court, equipment, and staffing resources. They balance what activities are popular and effective with what resources are available to implement them. In recent years, more organizations have created pickleball courts. To help organizations interested in installing pickleball courts or converting old tennis courts to pickleball, we’ve developed some tips based on our years of experience installing courts that are not only fun for players, but safe, dura ..read more
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Project Profile: Selwyn Multi-Use Sports Centre
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by actionfloors
5M ago
Download a printable PDF The Selwyn District has seen the highest population growth in New Zealand over the last 10 years, and this drove the need for a major sport and recreation facility for the growing population. The timing of the global pandemic further highlighted the need for community-based wellness activities to improve peoples’ physical, mental, and emotional health. Thankfully, the Selwyn District Council, through Major Projects Manager and ex New Zealand Cricket representative, John Reid, had undertaken an ambitious project several years earlier to build a world-class sports and r ..read more
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