Synthetic turf and field hockey form an inseparable combination. In 1975, the FIH was the first sports federation to permit field hockey on synthetic turf. And today it is even the case that synthetic turf is a requirement for successful field hockey.
Faster, more technical, more popular
Since the introduction of synthetic turf the sport of field hockey has undergone considerable changes. The game has become more rapid and more technical. And that demands more speed and technique on the part of the players. Because of this fact, the sport’s popularity remains undiminished and the number of field hockey players is still increasing. Faster, more technical, and more popular This reality, of course, results in a greater need for durable synthetic turf field hockey pitches of high quality.
Three top-layer constructions
Three synthetic turf constructions are used for field hockey. At the highest and most international level full synthetic or waterbased pitches are now the norm. At other levels (semi) sand-filled alternatives prove, on a broad scale, to be a good choice each time.
TenCate Grass has a wide variety of turf blades and backings available for hockey applications. This range of products with different characteristics provides a suitable solution for every need.
TenCate turf blades
TenCate Grass has a wide variety of turf blades available for hockey pitches.
The TenCate Multilayer G16 backing is characterized by its glass fiber scrim to suit the demand for high tenacity and creep resistant backing solutions. The dual layer backing D12 and D18 offer a good solution for sand filled and sand dressed hockey systems.