Multi-use games areas and sports surfaces

Blagdon MUGA pitch

A MUGA (or Multi Use Games Area) is a specially crafted area for use with a variety of different sports. For example, MUGAs that we have previously installed, have been used for Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Roller skating etc. Multi-sports areas can be installed alongside halls and schools and in parks and sports centres. Or on any piece of unused ground that is large enough.


Your choice of sport will determine which surface is best for you.

Our recommendation would be to choose a surface laid with Savanna. Savanna has been developed by En Tout Cas and is the most advanced synthetic sports surface on the market. It is both soft and durable.  Its specialist fibre construction gives increased cushioning underfoot and consistent ball bounce.

Savanna is a polyethylene half-sand-filled carpet. It is ideal for tennis, soccer, netball hockey, or bowls. Savanna is not recommended for roller-skating.

We are always happy to discuss a project and give you the benefit of our advice. Apart from Savanna, we offer two other MUGA surfaces, Pladek and ETC 3G.

Pladek is an acrylic-coated porous macadam gives service for tennis, netball, soccer and basketball. It is not well suited to either hockey or roller-skating.

This is a long, texturised mono-filament polyethylene fibre that is partly filled with rubber and sand. ETC 3G is designed to meet the FIFA one-star rating for football and FIH for hockey.

Guidance and advice on multi-use games areas

Anglia and Midland Sports specialise in complete design and build projects, from excavating the site and landscaping to manufacturing a fence support that doubles as a basketball post. We hold the skills and knowledge to act as main contractors guiding clients through regulations such as safety or liaising with planning authorities.

With our unique in-house lighting consultancy we provide informed comment and diagrams on various lighting systems, a particularly thorny planning issue. Many of our men have been with us for more than 25 years, so you can expect the highest standards of workmanship, skills, supervision and finished project.

Anglia and Midland Sports Surfaces has been in business since the 1970's. One of the company's first jobs was building a multi-sport area for a leisure centre. Since then, we have built hundreds of multi sport areas and thousands of tennis courts.

We advise on all aspects of design detailing and landscaping. Our sister firm AMlight Limited, run by Neil Shepherd BSc C.Eng MIEE, specialises in the design and installation of sports lighting systems.

Your community can afford to buy a MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area). Grants towards installing a MUGA are available from district councils, parish councils, county councils, the English Sports Council, lotteries, waste tax companies, private donation and the Football Association!

We not only install synthetic surfaces which are inherently low maintenance but, as everything in life requires some maintenance, we also provide a comprehensive cleaning and repair service.