Colour Coated Macadam Surfaces
Type 1 and type 2 MUGAs are both finished macadam surfaces. The difference between them is simply the slip resistance which is needed to meet certain sports playing criteria’s.
Type 1 MUGA: is a macadam colour coated system with the primary sport being tennis. The slip resistance needed to be achieved is TRRL 60.
Type 2 MUGA: is a macadam colour coated system with the primary sport being netball. The slip resistance needed to be achieved is TRRL 75.
The coatings that are used are either water-based acrylic paints or polyurethane paints. Vigorous anti-slip tests are carried out to determine the most suitable macadam surface for the multi-use games area. All our coatings come in a selection of colours to enhance the courts’ appearance.
Most macadam courts in the UK have anti-slip coatings applied, this is to improve the playing characteristics of the sports surface. The coatings are environmentally friendly and are resistant to fungi and algae growth.
The colour coating gives a surface grip that’s needed to meet accreditations ITF1, ITF2, ITF3, ITF4 and ITF5, these accreditations relate to the ball bounce and speed of play. The coatings come in a range of assorted colours, including green, red and blue. They are usually installed as a 2-tone colour with the run off easily distinguished to the multi-use games area.
Tennis court – colour layouts:
Many tennis courts and MUGAs in the UK have an anti-slip coating applied to make them aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but also to provide slip resistance.
Line marking is painted on to the surface to outline the dimensions and sizes of the sports courts.