Domestic sports facility design & installation
Client: Darren Gough
Shortly after his retirement from cricket, former England cricketer and Strictly Come Dancing star Darren Gough was looking to install an all-weather cricket pitch in his garden to help his sons develop their skills and confidence.
Having trialled a number of surfaces and systems, Darren chose total-play’s tp365 system fitted with a bespoke netting system to guarantee the family a practice and play facility for all weathers.
“My boys are now eleven and thirteen, so a quality practice pitch for us is essential. I have had a couple of different cricket surfaces in my back garden before but until now none of them have given us the chance to play properly.
“Our new total-play pitch is perfect, it has definitely encouraged better cricket from my boys because it has given them confidence, even when I let them have a quicker one. I wish I had a practise area like this at their age, if I had, I’m sure I would have got a few more wickets and runs!”