Understanding the Polymeric Infill Ban: Our Response and plan
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by jordanh
4M ago
On the 26th April 2023 the European Commission voted to support a ban on the sale of intentionally added microplastics. Based on their definition of intentionally added microplastics, this restriction will include polymeric infill materials (e.g. rubber crumb) used in synthetic turf (3G) surfaces. This development is something that we have been expecting for a while, and we have been working hard behind the scenes to develop a variety of alternatives. What does this mean for you? Existing 3G pitches: The ban on polymeric infill materials will come into force in 2031 after an 8-year transition ..read more
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What is a MUGA Pitch?
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by jordanh
4M ago
What is a MUGA Pitch? MUGA pitches (multi-use games areas) are small sports pitches that you would typically find at schools, leisure centres, local parks and sports clubs. They can be used to play a variety of different sports including: Football Tennis Basketball Netball Tennis Non-contact rugby. MUGA pitches are typically either 30m x 20m (5v5 size) or 60m x 40m (7v7 size).  When designing your MUGA pitch, it is important to consider what the primary sport will be, followed by any additional sports.  For example, at a school, the primary sport played might be football, followed ..read more
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Sports surface maintenance: why and how to maintain a pitch
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by jordanh
4M ago
We partnered with the GMA (Grounds Management Association) to collaborate on some essential tips for staying on top of your pitch maintenance, and the importance of doing so. If you want to watch our webinar on this featuring Dr Kathryn Severn from the Football Foundation and Richard Gregg from Saracens, you can do so at the bottom of this blog or on our YouTube channel, but we’ve also summed it up in a handy guide below. How to maintain sports surfaces It’s important to cater your maintenance schedule to the type of pitch you have and the usage it gets per week, so that yo ..read more
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HİBRİT ÇİM REHBERİ: KULLANIMLARI, AVANTAJLARI VE BAKIMINA İLİŞKİN AÇIKLAMA
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by jordanh
4M ago
HİBRİT ÇİM NEDİR VE AVANTAJLARI NELERDİR? Hibrit çim terimi, %100 doğal çim veya %100 suni çim olmayan saha yapısıyla ilişkilendirilmektedir Hibrit çim, suni elyaflar ile desteklenmiş doğal çim karışımıdır. Bu işlem genellikle elyafların doğal çime dikilmesi ya da doğal çimin üzerine bir suni çim halı serilmesi suretiyle 2 şekilde gerçekleştirilmektedir. SIS Pitches, kendine has avantajlara ve dezavantajlara sahip her iki hibrit çim sistemini de müşterilerine sunmaktadır. SISGrass %95 oranında doğal çim saha elde edilen dikişli hibrit çim sistemimizdir. Bu sistemin avantajları aşağıda bel ..read more
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SIS Pitches celebrates #Groundsweek highlighting their in-house team of experts
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by jordanh
4M ago
What is grounds week? SIS Pitches are proud to sponsor #GroundsWeek, managed by the Grounds Management Association (GMA), the leading not-for-profit membership body for grounds professionals and volunteers. The turf care campaign will take place 1-7 March 2021 and will celebrate and highlight the vital role that professional grounds staff, volunteers, and the turf sector play in making sport possible.  Following a difficult year for the sector due to the impact of Covid-19, #GroundsWeek aims to showcase grounds staff and the amazing work that they do – and have continued to do – despite s ..read more
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Winter maintenance advice for synthetic pitches
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by jordanh
4M ago
Snow and ice are not harmful to synthetic grass pitches and generally should be left to melt and drain off the system without assistance. At times, however, it may be necessary to remove snow or ice to make the pitch playable for a scheduled event. Provided that the foothold is adequate, the pitch may be played on when frozen, but heavy use is to be discouraged because the fibre is relatively brittle at low temperatures. The degree of shock absorption will also be substantially reduced and players should be made aware of this fact. The health and safety of the users should be the primary consi ..read more
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Preparing for UK Sports Clubs and Facilities to Reopen
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by jordanh
4M ago
How can I make sure my sports facility is safe? 1) Plan for your reopening Facilities that want to reopen their business have a responsibility to protect their employees and site users. If you need help planning for reopening, take a look at the government checklist for reopening – this guidance will help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to your site. 2) Check your synthetic pitches Many pitches and surfaces have been out of action since the start of lockdown, with a reduced maintenance schedule. Before your facility reopens we advise your grounds team to comp ..read more
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SIS Pitches donate 11-a-side artificial pitch as part of Kick4Life FC project
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by jordanh
4M ago
The new Stadium of Life facility will be a unique development, infusing sport, nature, art and social change. Pro bono support has already been pledged by architects for the design of the facility and by SIS Pitches for the supply and installation of the pitch. The Stadium of Life, a 3,000 seat facility, based in Lesotho, South Africa, will include a range of facilities dedicated to enhancing the health, education and employment prospects of disadvantaged young people in Lesotho as well as integrating a number of unique environmental features. At the site there will be: A new 11-a ..read more
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SIS Pitches builds fifth pitch at Loughborough University
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by jordanh
4M ago
Construction is underway at Loughborough University this week, on a new 3G pitch that will be used for football and rugby. SIS Pitches are on site for 12 weeks, to complete the full process from start to finish, including the design, construction, manufacture and installation of the pitch. As one of the leading sports universities in the world, Loughborough University currently have 4 pitches from SIS Pitches on campus, including a one-of-a-kind elite level water-based hockey pitch and a SISGrass hybrid pitch, which is the same style of pitch used at the 2018 World Cup. The new pitch will have ..read more
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SIS Pitches celebrates #Groundsweek highlighting their in-house team of experts
SIS Pitches Blog
by jordanh
5M ago
What is grounds week? SIS Pitches are proud to sponsor #GroundsWeek, managed by the Grounds Management Association (GMA), the leading not-for-profit membership body for grounds professionals and volunteers. The turf care campaign will take place 1-7 March 2021 and will celebrate and highlight the vital role that professional grounds staff, volunteers, and the turf sector play in making sport possible.  Following a difficult year for the sector due to the impact of Covid-19, #GroundsWeek aims to showcase grounds staff and the amazing work that they do – and have continued to do – despite s ..read more
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