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What you need to know about Playrite’s Hockey Pitches

Since the early 80’s, Hockey within Great Britain has gained a resurgence in popularity across all levels of the game, and with the success of Team GB at the London and Rio Olympics the game has expanded to include a number of variations to make it more accessible for players of all ages and abilities.

As the game has developed over the years, the technical requirements of hockey have to some extent evolved with the game being played at much higher speeds, resulting in games being played on Artificial Grass Pitches (AGP) as opposed to the traditional natural grass pitches.

According to Great Britain Hockey, the sport’s governing body, in England the game is played on over 1000 sand filled or sand dressed pitches and a further 65+ water based hockey pitches.

Pitch Dimensions
A hockey pitch is rectangular and measures 91.40metres in length by 55 metres wide with a 4 metre run off at each side-line and a 5m run off at the back-line.


About Playrite

Playrite is part of National Floorcoverings, a family owned UK business that has been operational since 1873, and we have been at the forefront of manufacturing sports surfaces for over 20 years. Playrite was derived to specifically fulfil a market niche developing a range of artificial surfaces specifically for sports and leisure.

During the last 20 years Playrite’s artificial hockey pitches have provided exceptional performance for all standards of hockey, from competitive hockey at a professional level to coaching, training and school level. The design of these surfaces also allows for a wider range of sports to be played and is available in a choice of either tufted or needlepunch construction. Our hockey surfaces are tested to meet International Hockey Federation (FIH) national performance standards.

Playrites’ Hockey Pitches

The Tournament 18 Elite, is our most superior quality sand dress tufted surface, designed with its unique texturised monofilament fibre to offer durability and comfort underfoot. Providing an excellent playing surface for hockey as well as being suitable for multi-sport use. Tournament 18MF is available with inlaid lines to mark out a range of different sports. Meeting EN15330 Part 1 and FIH performance the surface is ideal for a variety of ball sports including football. It is a great all year round product that will maximise your sporting needs to full potential.

Matchwinner Velour is a sand dressed needlepunch surface designed with a random pile which benefits various ball sports that require a medium to low ball bounce. Available in 14 different colours, Matchwinner Velour enables designs to be inset into the surface which is ideal for primary spaces to make the area bright and bold.

Champion 24 is a traditional sand filled tufted surface designed back in the late 90s as one of the first artificial grass surfaces. It is an all-round bullet proof system ideal for local hockey clubs that predict heavy usage yet minimal maintenance carried out and the location of the pitch is subject to a shortage of space or limited funds.

Conqueror is our 3G sports surface that mimics that of a natural turf area but with lower maintenance costs. Filled with sand and rubber, it will perform to a professional standard for multi sports clubs playing football alongside recreational hockey matches.
We manufacture our own high-quality surfaces in the UK and can advise on the construction and installation of your surface, through our network of specialist contractors. By working with us you can find the right surface at a competitive cost.

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