CLS Sports’ extensive synthetic pitch design & construction portfolio includes vast experience installing modern, synthetic hockey pitches, accommodating all levels of ability and competition; including synthetic pitches to meet strict FIH regulations. Our experience and in-house expertise allows us to provide a full package solution, from design to construction, and caters fully to professional clubs, lower league teams, public authorities or private investors.
There are numerous forms of synthetic hockey surface; water-based, sand-dressed, sand-filled and multi-use short pile 3G. Each surface has its own merits and it is important all options are considered to ensure the correct surface is chosen.
FIH Global, and Global Elite standard hockey pitches are water-based. This give players the speed of play demanded at high level hockey whilst also delivering consistency and high durability.
Meeting FIH National standards, the sand-dressed option is a great all round surface providing players with both speed and consistency whilst also maintaining a strong aesthetic which is less apparent in sand-filled pitches.
Sand-filled pitches offer a lower budget option that will still provide a surface suitable to accommodate both FIH National level hockey and training sessions, as well unprecedented durability.
A short pile 3G option would only be suitable for hockey training, however it can also accommodate football. This surface is particularly popular in schools and community pitches.