Yearly Archives: 2013

Clarkston’s New Courts are ready for Future Tennis Stars

November 2013 saw the official opening of the new 3 court area at Clarkston Bowling and Tennis Club, installed by Ecosse Sports. This complex project involved converting the existing blaes courts into painted porous macadam including new fencing and floodlighting. The ribbon-cutting duties were shared by Judy Murray and Leon Smith, Head of Men’s tennis at the LTA. See the following press release for more details –

West Lothian Leisure upgrade indoor RUBB hall as part of huge refurbishment project at Bathgate Sports Centre

We are delighted to report that Ecosse have won and subsequently completed the contract to upgrade the aged and deteriorated polymeric surfacing at the indoor RUBB hall complex. The final specification for the new surface was Type 4 polymeric in blue with appropriate line markings for 5-a-side football, tennis, badminton, netball and futsal. The perimeter fencing and netting was also upgraded along with appropriate base works to prepare the concrete ready for the new polymeric. The end result looks outstanding and offers a unique multi-sport, indoor area for the wider community of Bathgate and beyond.

Ecosse ‘goes global’ with court upgrade in BARBADOS

Proving that we will go wherever the work takes us, Ecosse were asked to upgrade a private residential tennis court on the beautiful island of Barbados. Withstanding baking temperatures in excess of thirty degrees and 80% humidity, the Ecosse team delivered the project on time and on budget, much to the delighted of our client as you can see from the photo.

Schools across West Lothian benefit from MUGA Installation

October 2013 saw the completion of seven month project which saw the construction six MUGA’s across various primary and special schools for West Lothian Council. Each area measured 24m x 15m with a porous macadam playing surface, finished with acrylic paint coating and markings. The ‘ballcourt’ style fence system comprised of recessed football goals and basketball board/hoops, with 1.2m high sides and 3m high goal ends in powder coated steel construction. Each new MUGA provides a safe environment for children to take part in a number of small-sides activities including football, basketball, tennis, netball and street hockey.

Perseverance and kindness the key for New Courts at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club

Members of Inverness T&SC demonstrated their immense kindness and pride for their club earlier this year in funding nearly three quarters of the capital cost for the refurbishment of their three outdoor synthetic courts. The project involved removing the existing synthetic turf carpet and porous concrete slabs which had expanded and moved over the time. The foundation of entire court area was built back up with additional MOT type 1 stone, new perimeter kerbs, two layers of porous macadam and finally the new artificial turf carpet, which was TigerTurf ‘Advantage PRO’ in standard green. Associated fencing and floodlighting works were also included as part of the overall project. All works were carried out by Ecosse Sports own in house and fully trained operatives.

Ecosse Sports helps Kelso High School to upgrade school MUGA

The old MUGA – a polymeric surface which was badly in need of refurbishment has been rapidly upgraded by Ecosse Sports. The existing polymeric was repaired and made porous which allowed it to be used as an ideal shock pad for the new sand filled carpet. Tiger turf ‘MP24’ was installed over the polymeric surface. The project was completed within a very quick turnaround to accommodate school use before the start of the new term. The school and community use this sports surface extensively as there are few such facilities in the area and therefore will benefit greatly with the newly refurbished facility.

Prestigious school opts for Ecosse/TigerTurf partnership for premier hockey pitch

George Watson’s independent school in Edinburgh has a proud history of sporting excellence. We were obviously delighted when Ecosse Sports were chosen to refurbish their full size hockey pitch in summer 2013, with TigerTurf ‘Evo PRO’ being installed along with a new 15mm insitu shockpad. The ‘Evo PRO’ carpet passes FIH National accreditation and further more comes in various two tone colours. George Watson’s opted for a standard green playing area with dark blue surrounds as you will see from the picture.

University of Edinburgh chooses Ecosse Sports for athletics facility refurbishment

University of Edinburgh’s sports facilities at Peffermill Complex boast some of the best in Scotland. Summer 2013 saw the University refurbish their 110m, 9 lane polymeric sprints straight which was worn and dated. Ecosse Sports managed and carried out the entire scope of works in house using our own specialist plant and experienced work force. The new area will be well used not only by the athletics club but also as a warm up area for the adjacent hockey pitches.

All smiles at Strathallan School as tennis and netball courts receive much needed attention

Ecosse/Replay (Scotland) has a long history working with Strathallan School in Perthshire, one of Scotland’s top independent and boarding schools. During a memorable summer which saw near daily sunshine and Andy Murray winning at Wimbledon, we were delighted when the school asked us to refurbish their 5200m2 porous macadam area, incorporating seven tennis and two netball courts. The existing macadam area was cleaned and moss/weed treated prior to a court binder/acrylic spray coating being applied in two tone colours along with new play lines for both tennis and netball. Included also in the project was the installation of heavy duty, socketed netball posts to tournament standard. Overall, it was great project to work on which brought the area back to the high standard that the school sets of all its sporting facilities.

George Heriot’s School gets new Synthetic Hockey Surface

George Heriot’s School established in 1628 and a prestigious academic institution in Edinburgh decided in summer 2013 to refurbish an old sand filled artificial pitch at their Golden Acre playing fields in Edinburgh. Refurbishing old facilities is never straight forward as an old site can have many issues to deal with and resolve which are historic in nature. We were delighted to be awarded the contract to refurbish the pitch, which involved installing the new shock pad and TigerTurf ‘Evo PRO’ carpet as well as upgraded the fencing to the pitch. The project was delivered on time, to budget and now provides the school with a high performance hockey facility for the future.

Allender Centre gets new lease of life with refurbished indoor 5-a-side areas

Allender Leisure Centre in Bearsden has seen its indoor football bookings soar with the refurbishment of their three 5-a-side areas to a new 3G surface. Ecosse won the contract to replace the existing 3G carpet with TigerTurf ‘Football 50’ along with the addition of new goal equipment and a two year maintenance programme through our maintenance division Replay (Scotland). Feedback from regular users of the facility as well as the facility management staff themselves has been fantastic. Check out our testimonials section to see what the client had to say.

SRU install synthetic turf technical Area as part of pitch replacement programme

Prior to the resurface of their natural grass pitch at Murrayfield, the SRU tasked Ecosse Sports with installing a synthetic turf technical area along with the entire west stand side of the stadium. To ensure that the new artificial area complied with IRB 22 regulations, a system comprising of TigerTurf ‘Total Turf 65XQ’ 3G carpet and a 20mm insitu shockpad was installed. The new area will provide greater protection to the natural grass area from players and spectators during Edinburgh rugby and international games.

New 3G MUGA at Kinlochleven Primary School

Having already developed a very strong relationship with Morrison Facility Services in the Highlands, Ecosse were delighted when we were chosen to install a new 36m x 18m outdoor MUGA for the kids at Kinlochleven Primary School. Works included excavation of the existing greenfield site, drainage, and the installation of a 3G carpet directly onto a dynamic base. This new area gives the children of the school an additional area to use which otherwise was mainly water-logged and unplayable.

Football the focus with new 3G 5-a-sides in Boness

Boness Recreation Centre finally got the 3G football surfaces their customers had been craving when Ecosse Sports were chosen to resurface two of the three existing sand-filled 5-a-side courts. Both surfaces were replaced with TigerTurf ‘Football 50’ 3G synthetic turf, leaving one area as sand-filled to accommodate tennis customers at the centre. Bookings have increased tremendously as this new facility caters for the Boness community, which has a very rich and proud football community.

Blackhall LTC set the tone with Artificial Clay

Ecosse Sports are delighted to introduce the completion of 3 new TigerTurf ‘Baseline’ artificial clay tennis courts at Blackhall Tennis Club in Edinburgh, in time for the upcoming tennis season. This prestigious tennis club now has top of the range facilities to be used for the benefit of all of their members, with the introduction of this particular surface a first in the Scottish tennis club market. As you can see in the photo, the result has been outstanding and both current members and visiting players are delighted with the new and improved surface.