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Sports Court Markings

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We offer a range of sports court line markings that are not just lines on the ground but a foundation for safe and engaging physical activities. From tennis and basketball to football and netball, these thermoplastic line markings are designed to fit any size or shape of playground and last up to ten times as long as paint.

Sports markings ensure that games are played safely within designated zones. They also help to promote physical activity, teamwork, and healthy competition among children by providing areas in which the more athleticly inclined children can engage in their favourite games. With a focus on durability and safety, our sports court markings are an investment in the well-being and development of students.

Our Range of Sports Court Markings

A Guide to Sports Court Markings

What are Sports Court Markings?

Sports Court Markings are lines or shapes used to designate safe areas for children to play their games within a school. We install our court markings using thermoplastic as it lasts so much longer than painted lines. The material has an anti-slip coating throughout, which ensures it's always got sufficently high level of slip resistance throughout it's life.

What If I Want Two Courts in the Same Space?

That's not a problem for us as we have a variety of multi-court designs. Our playground designers can also design a court layout specifically for you, for example a netball court with additional basketball court lines.

This allows you to get the best value for your money, turning an area into a MUGA court and allowing your sports team to provide a variety of games for the children.

Examples of our Work

A gallery showing some examples of our sports court markings we have installed at schools around the UK.

We hope it helps give you some ideas and inspiration for your own playground projects.

Remember, we're just a phone call away if you need help or advice

Ariel view of sports line markings
Ariel drone photo of a netball court
Two netball courts side by side
Line markings of a court
Overhead view of courts in a school

Recent Case Studies

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Dodford First School's Playground Transformation

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Board Game Playground Markings

An indepth look at board games which can be used on school playgrounds.

Overview of Playground Installation

Our Guide to Multi Sports Court Markings

Sports are incredibly popular, see how we use thermoplastic to create games areas.

What are our customers saying about us?

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Signet provided a fantastic range of playground markings, which have withstood relentless use of 400 primary school children on a daily basis. Great communication and pricing from the team in the office and on site. Highly recommend!

- Pomphlett Primary school

Professional and quick installation of a clamberstack at our village primary school. Left everything clean and tidy too! The children are enjoying the new climbing equipment. Great company to work with.

- Bledington Primary School

Fast service from site survey, quotation to installation. Markings look vibrant and were laid really well. I will definitely use them again for future playground markings.

- Thameside Primary School

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  • What are thermoplastic playground markings?
    It's a special type of plastic which is both durable and has an anti-slip grit within it. From these sheets of material, we create designs that we use to make playgrounds more fun and engaging. These markings are durable, vibrant, and safe for children. The thermoplastic can be used to create games, learning aids, or just fun patterns on the playground surface. With 27 colours available, the limit is just the imagination.
  • What are the benefits of playground markings?
    Choosing the right playground markings can make playtime more fun and active, help with learning, and make it easier for everyone to get along. Plus, they're created in a way that everyone, no matter their hobbies or skills, can enjoy and participate in. This aids in creating an environment in which physical activity levels are increased, learning occurs through fun engagement and promotes inclusive play.
  • How do you install thermoplastic playground markings?
    The first step is to sketch out the design with chalk on the tarmac. We then apply a liquid primer to the playground surface which seals it and ensures a long life for the thermoplastic markings. Once the primer is dry, about 20 mins, we then position the thermoplastic markings onto the sketched area. Using a special heating tool we make them hot until they've 'melted'. Once cool they will have firmly attached to the tarmac and won't move for a very long time!
  • How long do thermoplastic playground markings last?
    The short answer would be that they can last up to 10 times as long as paint (so about 10 years). However, the longer and arguably more accurate answer would be that it depends on a number of factors. What condition the playground surface was in when they were applied, how they're treated / the amount of footfall on them, what environmental conditions they're exposed to. As a guideline though we would expect thermoplastic markings to last 7 - 8 years when installed onto a good surface.
  • How do you remove playground markings?
    Some companies burn them off. We don't do this as we believe the noise, the fumes, and the mess it leaves behind are not worth it. This leaves a couple of options. UHP (ultra high pressure) water jet blasting will remove them, but the pressure is so high that it can remove some of the tarmac as well. Which then leaves the best possible way to remove them and that's UHP sand jet blasting. The sand acts as an abrasive and helps remove the markings at much lower pressures. As a result the markings can be removed with the least risk of damage to the playground. UHP sand jet blasting takes more time than UHP water jet blasting, but the minimise intrusion into the surface of the playground is very much worth it.

Download our Playground Markings Brochure

Playground Marking Catalogue

The journey to your complete school playground transformation starts here! ...and remember, we're only a phone call / email away if you have any questions.

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