Is a MUGA surface right for me?
When choosing a MUGA surface you need to consider a few things….
- What primary sports will be played on the surface?
- What level of sport will be played on the surface?
- Is a low maintenance surface key to your decision?
- How often will the surface be used?
Will you need a shock pad under your MUGA surface?
This will depend on the type of sport you are wanting to play on the surface. If the primary sports require a ball bounce, such as tennis and basketball then no shock pad will be needed.
However, if football is to be the primary sport, a shock pad will be needed. This will provide protection to players when they fall and will reduce ball bounce.
What times of year are suitable for using a MUGA surface?
A MUGA surface is an all-weather, synthetic sports pitch that can be used all year round.
Different surfaces will provide variable drainage options. Needlepunch is the most durable and will drain faster than a conventional tufted surface. It is not recommended to remove snow from your MUGA surface, however, it will thaw quicker than a standard hard surface.
How long will a Playrite MUGA Surface last?
Playrite offers a 5-year manufacturers warranty for any defects found in your surface. The smaller the surface, the more durable a surface you require.
On average, a well used MUGA should last around 7 to 10 years, depending on the size.
What colour designs are available for MUGA surfaces?
Tufted type surfaces are restricted to 3 colours; terracotta, light green and blue. However, our needle punch surfaces are readily available in 12 colours. If your facility requires a specific Pantone colour, this can also be considered.
If you’re looking to install a multi-use games area (or MUGA), we have all the products, experience and service you need. Our MUGA pitches are suitable for a range of sports including rugby, football, hockey, tennis, basketball and much more. Our solutions have been installed in a number of schools and sports clubs up and down the country as well as exported for use abroad.