A surface suitable for hockey / multi-use. Hockey Match is a sand dressed carpet system. It has a pile height of 22mm. It is an exceptionally low maintenance system, benefiting from consistent play characteristics over time. Hockey Match can be quickly rolled over an existing macadam base, it will require an insitu shock pad, 10-15mm depth. It complies with governing body standards. Its principle use is for Hockey, though it can be used for ‘recreational’ tennis or football.


Surface Characteristics

  • European (Dutch) manufactured system
  • Hockey Match offers fast and reliable drainage, keeping pitch active all year round
  • Life expectancy 12-15 years
  • It offers a superior playing surface/upgrade for end users
  • Avoids re-surfacing costs linked to installing a new macadam base
  • Quality assurance – Key Stage Testing undertaken on base, shock pad and playing surface

We offer an in-built maintenance package and annual testing programme on our hockey match installations.


12-15 YEARS


10-15 years depending upon use and abuse plus maintenance programs followed.

Ref brochure BUT You cannot play tennis OR netball on 3G overlays as such surfaces have specific ball play characteristics for football. (too soft)

Sand dressed carpet overlay systems.

Yes for hockey and yes for football. No for tennis and no for netball

Range from £30m2 to £50m2 – size of area -quantity of line marking required- quality of base levels – type of overlay required- shock pad requirements.

Yes, but it does look unsightly and can in some cases weaken the system especially if you are inlaying lines into a carpet overlay system. Less is more.

Yes, but you must use the correct type of paint. Good way of avoiding the above problem linked to weakening the system.

Depends on level of use, size of area, how sheltered the surface is, how much in-house maintenance is undertaken. These variables influence the frequency of professional maintenance visits required.


Should you wish to speak to one of our representatives or to arrange a free site survey, please just call the office to arrange or complete the online form. We would be happy to help and advise on the best surface for your needs.