Providing a true, accurate ball roll, our FIH standard surfaces offer exceptional performance for all levels of hockey playing. With a selection of our surfaces also able to support multi-sport use, our products are an excellent choice for those keen to play a wider range of sports on one pitch.
The realistic feel of our pitches is created by using either a tufted or needlepunch surface, with a sand infill. The surface is constructed with a ‘pile’, much the same as a carpet, and then infilled with sand, which gives the surface a very similar feel to a natural grass pitch.
Our hockey pitches all come with a shorter pile than you might expect to find on artificial football pitches or rugby pitches. Not only does that make them well-suited to the pace of hockey, but it also means that they are suitable for multi-use games areas, if your surface needs to be used for other sports.
For hockey pitches we also recommend installing a ‘shockpad’ below the playing surface which helps reduce injuries whilst also protecting the quality of the playing surface. Our hockey pitch surfaces are all suitable for playing and training on for players at all levels right the way from schools, through to elite and professional levels. They are designed and constructed to give exceptional performance all year round.
There are many things to consider when installing an astroturf hockey pitch, and the following are some of the more important ones:
We manufacture our pitches in the UK and they are installed right across the country. Many have even been installed in other parts of the world. Here are some more reasons why you should consider working with us on your hockey pitch project:
As the only UK company to manufacture all three types of artificial surface, Playrite is uniquely positioned to offer totally impartial advice on the type of surface to suit your needs.