MUGA’s or Multi Use Games Area’s are primarily used for both tennis and football and are alternated according to the seasons of the sport. These surfaces will be played on very regularly and require pro active maintenance to keep them in peak condition.
MUGA’s are usually a sand dressed synthetic surface or macadam. Macadam surfaces usually require very little maintenance and can be carried out by your own in-house maintenance teams to ensure litter is removed and leaves are brushed off etc. A macadam surface can benefit from a power-wash every 5 years or so to remove any build up of algae and general muck. This is often a good time to have your playing areas re-lined and give the whole facilty a face-lift. We can assist with providing re-lining.
Sand-dressed MUGA's will require more specialist maintenance in the form or regular drag-brushing and power sweeps. This can be done by ourselves and we would devise a programme of care in consultation with the client taking into account how often the surface is used, it's vicinity to trees etc. The MUGA would also benefit from a specialist deep-clean approximately every 4 years or so to lift dirt that has moved deep into the pile of the carpet.
Due to the high volume of play on MUGA's, area's of compaction can occur. This will be in front of goal mouths for football pitches and base lines for tennis courts. This can be addressed with our specialist de-compaction service to lift the pile and separate the fibres. This will help prevent injury from slipping and bring the surface back to a good playing condition.