The Benefits of Opting for An Outdoor Sports Court with Markings (Pre-Lined)

The Benefits of Opting for An Outdoor Sports Court with Markings (Pre-Lined)

There are a number of outdoor sports surfaces to choose from for court games such as Basketball, Football and Tennis. Surfaces such as grass, synthetic turf, poured rubber and concrete are all popular options for a variety of sports. Although good playing surfaces in their own way, there is still the process of marking out court lines which adds costs and increases longterm maintenance. This is where modular court tiles with prepainted sports court markings come in handy.

 

 

In this blog, we explore the benefits of installing a prelined modular court versus investing in a traditional surface and adding court markings after installation.

What are Modular Court Tiles?

A modular court is made up of interlocking tiles constructed from a durable, weather resistant rubber. They connect together to form a versatile and portable playing surface that can be used for all types of sports from Basketball and Football to Tennis and Volleyball. Modular basketball courts and multi sport courts come in various surface designs with options for open-mesh as well as flat textured tiles which determine the ball bounce and speed of the playing surface.

 

 

Installation is simple and much quicker than alternative surface options. What makes these tiles even more attractive is the fact that they can be pre-painted with basketball court lines, tennis markings or multi court markings for a range of sports on one surface.

Benefits of a Pre-lined Sport Court

Let's look at the many benefits to choosing a pre-lined sport court or school playgrounds MUGA system.

Cost Effective

Pre-painted basketball courts and multisport courts are more economical than having them painted after installation. You have a few options in masking out your court markings from using specialist sports line paint then sealing or using sports tape. Painting the lines requires a specialist to apply the lines and fully seal the area which can be expensive. On the otherhand, sports tape can prematurely peel and wear easily in different weather conditions and temperatures.

Pre-lined tiles means your court design is planned accurately then each court section manufacturerd to your exact specification. Industrial sports line paint with a protective coating is applied at factory stage then allowed to cure before packaging. Each part is clearly marked to allow simple assembly (similar to putting a puzzle together).

Ready to Use

There is no preparation needed with a pre-lined basketball court or multi sports system. The tiles come factory finished and ready to use right away. They can be installed onto all types of outdoor surface and are easily assembled.

 

Low Maintenance

The level of maintenance is dependent on the type of surface you have as well as the kind of markings applied. Real grass requires consistent upkeep to keep it in good condition including watering and cutting with court lines needing touched up on a regular basis. Likewise, some Astroturf needs to be industrially cleaned or refilled to keep it performing at its best. Taped markings need replaced regularly as outdoor conditions and constant use will cause them to wear quicky.

Prelined modular tiles are factory finished to ensure a long lifespan, resistance to all weather conditions, heavy footfall and repeated use.

Year Round Use & Suitable for all Weather Conditions

Some sports surfaces rely on dry weather and certain temperatures to be used. Natural grass and even some synthetic turf options will freeze over or become waterlogged in the winter months.

Modular tiles have a clever built-in drainage system to prevent water from pooling on the surface. They also are UV treated and resistant to thermal expansion meaning greater stability. Lines are marked with colour fast, hardwearing sports paint which will not fade or wear in outdoor conditions.

Versatility

Having a pre-lined multi court design adds versatility and maximises a courts overall use. Multiple sports and activities can be enjoyed on a sports or playground court system. They can also be installed in a number of locations from schools, play parks and community facilities to sports campus venues and private back garden spaces.

 

Top Performance

Ball sports such as Basketball, Football and Tennis require a quality surface that allows good ball bounce and speed. Our modular tile solutions are qualified by FIBA and ITF and approved by all UK and European standards to conform with ISO 9001/ISO 14001. With superior traction and ball rebound, our modular systems allow for optimal performance and comfort in all ball sports.

Increased Safety

Outdoor Basketball courts and other outdoor sports surfaces should protect the user from injury and be comfortable to play on. Modular tiles with court lines are shock absorbent with a slip resistant surface which minimises the risk of accidents or injury.

Final Thoughts

Choosing outdoor basketball courts or the perfect multi-sport court can be a challenge. Affordability, durability and suitability are all high up on the list of things to prioritise. Selecting safe and high performing surfaces for different sports means looking at surface options which combine all these features.

Pre-lined modular systems are the most cost-effective way of achieving this. They tick all the boxes when it comes to injury prevention, high safety and top performance while having the ability to cater for multiple sports. Not only do pre-painted tiles cut down on maintenance they also mean less preparation time, less wasted match days due to bad weather and more time enjoying the sports you love.

December 14, 2023 — Michael Geraghty