TigerTurf Australia is to construct a full-size synthetic turf football pitch and nine 5-a-side pitches in the Eastern Recreation Precinct, a new sports and recreation complex for Knox City Council (Melbourne). The 5-a-side pitches will be based on TenCate Tapeslide™ XP synthetic turf yarn, which was specially developed by TenCate for durable, high usage pitches.
The playing of 5-a-side on this top quality pitch is expected to add a new dimension to football in Australia.
One of the contributing factors to TigerTurf Australia winning the tender in preference to other suppliers was the durability of TenCate XP Blade™ high-performance synthetic turf yarns. TenCate XP Blade™ is a high-performance synthetic turf yarn that was specially developed by TenCate for high usage pitches with unrivalled durability (3,000 hours a year). TenCate Grass in Dayton (Tennessee, USA) produced the synthetic turf yarns and the tufting was carried out by TigerTurf. The pitches will be completed in mid-2011.