Dynamic & Durable Synthetic Grass for Schools

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Providing the right sports and recreation facilities at schools requires a lot of space and can be a steep expense for many.

But it’s so important for kids to engage in physical activity, and we know that more choices result in higher engagement when it comes to sports.

Sports have always been an important part of the school curriculum, particularly in New Zealand and Australia. Aside from the obvious health benefits, physical activities and challenges help kids’ development, and can even support their academic progress.

Why choose synthetic grass for school sports and recreation areas?

Synthetic turf enables schools to offer a greater range of sports games, so their students have a greater choice.

TigerTurf artificial grass sports and landscape turfs have been adding value to primary and secondary schools around the country for over thirty years. Schools are seeing the benefits of synthetic turf for a range of applications, keeping costs and maintenance to a minimum while maximising the use of precious (and often limited) space.

TigerTurf offers durable artificial grass turfs for three core applications in schools:

  1. TigerTurf’s short-pile multi-sport turfs are designed to produce outstanding performance for various sports, including all court games (tennis, basketball, netball), cricket wickets, and hockey. These sports surfaces extend the number of sports you can offer your students with only one court.
  2. Synthetic grasses for field sports that have been developed especially for rugby, football, AFL, futsal, and cricket outfields. These longer pile multi-sport turfs have the same playing characteristics as natural turf fields, with many intrinsic benefits for schools.
  3. TigerTurf landscape grasses form fresh, smooth lawns that are extremely hard wearing in traffic areas, and attractive in garden settings.

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Multi-sports Turfs

Suitable for: 

  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Junior Cricket

Multi-sport courts expand the usability of sports facilities and increase the number of students playing sports on one sports turf.

The versatility of top-quality multi-sport surfaces benefits schools in several ways:

  • TigerTurf all-weather multi-sports fields have line markings for several different sports. This gives students choice, encouraging more students to play sports.
  • Your school can field more teams with better practice facilities in all seasons while maintaining your training and competition schedules.
  • The courts are bright, clean, and attractive, reflecting a healthy school culture.
  • TigerTurf sports surfaces are highly durable and will stand up to long hours of play for many years.

Artificial Turf for Field Sports

Suitable for:  

  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Rugby
  • Cricket outfields

A natural grass field can cause headaches for schools, drying out to hard, dusty, and often slippery summer surfaces, and becoming muddy mires in the winter months just when they are in demand.

Constant maintenance is required to keep these fields playable and safe: mowing, rolling, spraying, irrigating, drainage, and re-applying marking paint.

It’s no surprise, then, that international football and hockey are now often played on artificial grass turfs, and practice facilities use synthetic grass for consistent playing conditions that are not dependent upon the weather.

Synthetic grass for football

Field sports turfs closely resemble natural grass pitches, but offer more benefits for schools:

  • Your teams can play their best game safely in all conditions on an even, stable all-weather surface.
  • Training and game schedules are not compromised because of poor weather or poor field conditions.
  • Non-abrasive, softer, longer yarn grass allows players to tackle and side-step at speed safely.
  • TigerTurf synthetic fields are comfortable for players, absorbing the accumulated impact of hours of hard practice and reducing the risk of stress injuries.
  • The fields are permanently marked up for several field sports and can include a cricket pitch, practice wickets, and a running track around the perimeter of the field.
  • The consistency of the surface enables players to develop their skills confidently and safely without disruption.


Artificial Turf for Hockey Fields and Courts

Suitable for:  

  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Junior Football

Hockey is tremendously popular in schools and the community. Investing in an all-weather top-quality hockey pitch adds lasting value to your school.

Years of research and consultation resulted in the development of TigerTurf WETT Pro and Evo Pro, both world-class hockey surfaces recognised by the international hockey community for their star qualities. Both can be used wet or dry.

Synthetic turf for hockey

TigerTurf’s Trophy is another excellent hockey surface, which is also accredited for tennis. All are extremely durable, high-performance multi-sport synthetic turfs, accredited by ITF and FIH.

Some tangible benefits of field and court turf for your school include:

  • Students can practice skills and techniques on their technically engineered hockey surface designed with player safety in mind.
  • The TigerTurf yarn used for hockey pitches is free of grain, allowing the ball and stick to move across the surface evenly in any direction, allowing players to practice stick skills and use them in competitions.
  • Practice timetables and competitions can be planned with confidence on our weather-safe surfaces with disruption from weather events significantly reduced.
  • Irrigated pitches can be constructed with reticulated drainage built into the sub-structure to retain the water for reuse.
  • Our hockey pitches have been engineered for high performance and are FIH accredited. The school could host national competitions, adding funds to your school budget.
  • TigerTurf hockey installations are carried out professionally and designed to last for many years of intensive play.
  • You will find that your hockey pitch will be busy most days and evenings as more students take up the game, and local clubs and business teams take advantage of your outstanding facility.

Artificial Grass for Cricket and Athletics

Suitable for: 

  • Cricket 
  • Athletics

Cricket wickets were one of the first turfs TigerTurf developed when we started business in 1981.

For over 40 years, TigerTurf has specialised in synthetic turf cricket wickets, responding to changes within the game, and in consultation with the cricket community. We produce synthetic cricket surfaces for every level of play, from junior schools to international levels.

Projects include cricket wickets, batting cages, bowlers’ run-ups, outfields, indoor cricket facilities with practice nets, and cricket winter covers.

For schools fielding teams at a national standard, indoor cricket training wickets allow early morning and evening coaching sessions undercover all year round.

Indoor cricket training wickets can also be designed to accommodate coaching sessions for netball, volleyball, tennis, and football.

The same field can also accommodate athletics with sprint tracks, long jumps, and permanently marked-up running tracks around the perimeter.



Easy-care Interactive Playgrounds

Suitable for:  

  • Junior school playgrounds
  • Pre-schools playgrounds

TigerPlay and our other playground surfaces are practical, all-weather systems that can include colourful graphics and activities on the surface itself.

These graphics and activities are designed by the school and TigerTurf to provide learning opportunities, aid in the development of physical skills, and encourage interactive play amongst groups of students.

With minimal care, our colourful playgrounds remain bright and cheerful for years of daily use, safe for children in sunshine or rain, and irresistible for even the shyest students.

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TigerTurf playground surfaces can be laid underneath playground equipment with special cushioning pads beneath the surface. These have been tested against “Critical Fall Height” regulations to provide “soft fall” for up to 3 metres.

Our playground surfaces exceed government safety standards, and we take particular care with the safety of all playgrounds we install in schools and playgrounds.

Artificial Landscape Lawns

Suitable for:  

  • Playgrounds
  • Lawn areas
  • General beautification

TigerTurf landscaped lawns are the answer to many school ground woes.

Deceptively hardy, TigerTurf landscape lawns make once dull, scuffed shabby areas functional and beautiful. Envy XWR 35 is an attractive yet durable landscape grass that TigerTurf has developed for just this purpose. Students and staff find our landscape settings relaxing and refreshing for tired minds.

TigerTurf synthetic lawns offer many benefits that overcome the problems related to natural grass in busy school grounds such as worn, muddy areas, debris carried indoors, or lack of outdoor chill-out zones for students. Our landscape grasses can replace hard surfaces with lush green lawns inviting students to relax with a book, chat with friends or perhaps finish homework.

A TigerTurf synthetic lawn is also a practical area for classroom group work, creating a gentle ambience conducive to peaceful discussion.

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TigerTurf’s landscape lawns are perfect alongside fields and pools, and along banks for comfortable, informal seating for spectators and alfresco theatre practices and productions, while harmonising with the natural landscape.

Schools Stand Out With Customised Turf

Did you know that you can customise your turf in just about any way you like?

Increasingly, we’re seeing schools embrace the option of adding their school logo and motto to their synthetic turf playgrounds and sports fields.

It’s popular for a reason: these areas usually occupy a rather visible space on the school grounds, so customising them yields a number of benefits:

  • Instills a sense of pride in the school emblem and colours.
  • Reflects high standards.
  • Stands out in the school playground.
  • Is seen by other schools when they come for competitions.

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Ask TigerTurf to advise you on the right synthetic sports system for your school. Our long-lasting synthetic turfs have been designed for playing performance at the top level of every sport.

Some of our products are specialised for particular sports, others have been manufactured with the qualities required for several sports, designed for schools, family courts, and community sports clubs.

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