How to choose sports ground fencing

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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, higher fences need to be put in place for sports such as tennis, football or cricket, often with additional mesh or netting. 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

People often forget that many sports courts and pitches require access gates that can be opened easily to allow vehicle and pedestrian access. Mesh wire gates and fences help blend into the surroundings and allow for spectators to see in and keep track of what is happening on the court and advertise 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 a mess which can deter customers. Please look at your location and the animals and wildlife that inhabit it before choosing a suitable fence that can keep them out. A stronger and more sturdy fence or metal railings will likely be required for larger animals, 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 just have a general question about one of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly staff members. We have solutions for all your fencing and security needs because we understand that safety is your number one priority. So give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to help.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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