Design and Installation Of 10 Lane Cricket Practice Nets

The brief: To design and build a new 10 lane cricket practice facility to replace existing tarmacadam based nets on the site of two existing tennis courts.

The solution: total-play Ltd undertook the entire project using in-house labour and equipment; from clearing the site of the existing 10 lane practice nets and returning the area to grass to demolishing the tarmacadam tennis courts before work on the new system began in earnest. The facility was construted using the ECB approved tp365 system on the site of the old tennis court and adjacent garage.

Some of the carpet steelwork elements from the existing system were re-used in the project, but the end result is a new 10 lane facility on a dynamic base surrounded by 2m high fencing with wood soundboard fencing and acoustic batting curtains to reduce the impact on neighbouring houses. To complete the project, a 2.2m high, 22m long stone wall was built to split the new facility from adjacent tennis courts and new access paths laid.

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