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How to choose sports ground fencing

How to choose sports ground fencing

01st August 2019

After the inspirational game-play at Wimbledon recently, thousands of Brits will be set to take to the courts this summer. If you’re a sports site manager, you’ll want to ensure that your tennis courts and other pitches are secure and suitable enough for an influx of customers. In this article, we’ll discuss some things to consider when looking to buy sports ground fencing.

1. Security

First, consider how high you need your sports fencing to be. For some sports, such as hockey, fences can be shorter, however, but for sports such as tennis, football or cricket, higher fences need to be put in place, often with additional mesh or netting. This is because stray balls can often exit the court and interfere with nearby traffic if the fences are too low. High fences also deter unauthorised people from trespassing onto your sports ground and causing damage through vandalism or theft.

2. Gates

Something people often forget is that many sports courts and pitches require access gates which can be opened easily to allow vehicle and pedestrian access. Mesh wire gates and fences not only help blend into the surroundings but also allow for spectators to see in and keep track of what is happening on the court, as well as advertising your facilities to passersby.

3. Wildlife

Where your court or pitch is located will determine the type and frequency of animal trespassers you get. While they may not sound like a nuisance, they can cause damage to your facilities, spread disease and even leave mess which can deter customers. Take a look at your location and the animals and wildlife that inhabit it before choosing a suitable fence that can keep them out. For larger animals, a stronger and more sturdy fence or metal railings will likely be required, but smaller animals may be kept out with a simple mesh fence.

Zaun offers sports fencing for all facilities, so if you are a sports site manager looking for an affordable but professional fencing solution, we are here to help. If you’re unsure if we supply what you require or if you just have a general question about one of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly members of staff. We have solutions available for all your fencing and security needs because we understand that safety is your number one priority. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help.