MUGAs - Multi Use Games Areas
Multi-sports surfaces offer a cost-effective solution for schools and other facilities with a need to satisfy varying end-use requirements.
There will almost always be a need to compromise within the chosen solution. Compromise will usually involve the dimensions and the performance of the playing surface.
Various sports and end-uses have varying needs. It is not therefore possible to provide a simple solution for every situation.
Each facility must be carefully planned according to specific demands and priorities.
Here are the main factors to be taken into consideration:
- The predominant sporting use
- The degree of intensity of use
- The sports performance and playability characteristics required
- The intended maintained life span of the MUGA
- The Choice of Playing Surface
Among the most commonly played sports on multi-sports games areas are tennis / mini tennis, netball, basketball, soccer / five-a-side soccer, and hockey. Other sports that might be also be played include rugby / tag rugby, rounders, athletics practice, tri-golf, roller hockey and volleyball etc. The need for facilities to compromise arises mainly due to the choice of playing surface, as certain surface types are more suitable than others for different sports.
One of the important issues relating to the choice of surface is the need for some form of shock absorbency, (or cushioning), but again, there can be conflicting requirements between the sports. On the one hand there are clear benefits for participants in protection from injury, but too much cushioning of the surface may be detrimental to the performance of certain sports, such as tennis, basketball and netball.
It is increasingly possible to quantify the playing performance of sports surfaces, using a series of standard test methods to measure the different characteristics and a number of sports governing bodies can provide guidance on the individual recommendations for their own sports.
The surface systems offered by Sports Coatings include:
- Cushioned Acrylics
- Coatings for Polymerics
- Coatings for macadam
- Polyurethenes - cushioned
Sports-CoteTM Pro Elite
Sports-CoteTM Pro Elite High Performance Impermeable Cushioned Acrylic Surface.
Sports-CoteTM Pro Elitesystem comprises a high quality prefabricated 6mm rubber mat and specially formulated acrylic coatings resulting in an extremely durable impervious surface offering maximum comfort and consistent ball bounce.
Sports-CoteTM Pro In-Situ Cushion
Sports-CoteTM Pro In-Situ Cushion surface offers a genuine cushioned acrylic court that will suit the smaller budget.
The system is available with options on the thickness of cushion layer. The cushion thickness can be set between 1mm and 3mm and is applied as a series of coatings in liquid form.
The Sports-CoteTM Pro system of wear layers and colour coats completes the installation.
Coatings for Polymeric Surfaces
Sports-Cote MOISTURE CURE
Sports-Cote MOISTURE CURE is a single pack polyurethane coating designed specifically for application to “polymeric” playing surfaces
Sports-Cote MOISTURE CURE is formulated using flexible and highly durable polyurethane technology. is formulated using flexible and highly durable polyurethane technology. This provides optimum longevity when applied to polymeric tennis and netball courts, hockey pitches, five-a-side soccer pitches and Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs).
Polyspray for Polymeric Surfaces
Sports-Cote POLYSPRAY is a single pack polyurethane coating designed specifically for application to “polymeric” playing surfaces
Sports-Cote POLYSPRAY is formulated using flexible and highly durable polyurethane technology. This provides optimum longevity when applied to “polymeric” tennis and netball courts, hockey pitches, five-a-side soccer pitches and Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGA’s).
Coatings for Macadam
Sports-CoteTM Pro Hardcourt
Sports-CoteTM Pro Hardcourt High Performance Hardcourt and In Situ Cushion Acrylic Surface.
Sports-CoteTM Pro Hardcourt is an economic court that is a favourite with many players. The system has no cushioning layers but has appearance and durability characteristics that match those of the other surfaces in the Sports-CoteTM Pro range of products.
Porous Macadam plus Sports-Cote EXCEL
Sports-Cote EXCEL single pack coating for application to porous netball courts which are subjected to higher than average wear
Sports-Cote EXCEL will enhance the appearance of the court, and impart the necessary slip resistance features and long term durability complying with the current standards of set out by SAPCA for the painting of porous netball courts.
Sports-Cote PREMIUM is a single pack water based coating designed for application to porous Tennis Surfaces.
Designed to be used as a spray applied coating for porous Tennis courts. This coating will enhance the appearance of the court and will impart the necessary slip resistance features and long term durability complying with the current standards laid out in the SAPCA Code of Practice.
Sports-CoteTM Pro PU
Sports-CoteTM Pro PU surface can be used for a number of indoor sports and activities.
Activities include badminton, tennis, netball, 5-a-side football, basketball, gymnastics, training, dance and aerobics.
The system comprises a two-pack polyurethane adhesive, a prefabricated rubber mat, a two-pack polyurethane pore filler, a 2mm self-levelling polyurethane wear layer and a two-pack water-based polyurethane top coat.