Sporting structures that are ideal for schools

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It’s widely accepted that schools should encourage their pupils to engage in a variety of different sports, and the vast majority of them do. Yet, whereas there are many sports you can play with very little equipment, it is often more convenient to have appropriately built structures that allow children to play safely and effectively. Here are some of the most common sports structures for schools.

1. Tennis courts

There are many ‘courts’ out there which consist of lines drawn onto the ground. Yet as any tennis player will tell you, running back and forth to collect all the balls after you’ve knocked them past each other can often be more tiring than the game itself.

But with Zaun’s Advantage Tennis fencing surrounding your court, all but the most wayward shots are stopped from going more than a few metres beyond the white lines. This eliminates one of the main factors that would otherwise disincentivise children from playing, thereby helping schools follow their sporting commitments.

2. Baseball

You may have seen these types of small enclosures in American movies, given that the sport is played a lot more frequently in the United States than in the UK. Yet that shouldn’t stop you from considering the benefits of introducing children to this fast-paced, tense game.

Whereas you’d otherwise spend all day long fetching balls that have been knocked over a few playing fields, having mesh fencing in place allows children to hit them as hard as they like and as many times as they want. Such structures are safe to use, providing children wear the proper protective equipment – which usually consists of a hard hat and possibly shinpads – while the sport is an excellent way of channelling excessive energy.

3. Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome was used to host various games, a concept that inspired the name of one of our most versatile multi-use structures. Constructed from hollow tube railing panels and twin wire mesh, this fenced-off enclosure encompasses football and hockey goals and basketball nets, allowing it to be used for a variety of sports. Given that children have a diverse range of interests that they want to try out, this is one of the most cost-effective means of allowing them to do so.

Looking for sports fencing for schools? Contact Zaun today!

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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