Surface Performance Ltd win QA contract for major sports surface project at Royal Russell School

Surface Performance have been awarded a major QA contract for the development of the sports surfaces at prestigious Royal Russell School, Croydon.

Surface Performance Ltd will be inspecting and testing at various different stages of the build process of the following facilities:

1 x Full size sand dressed artificial hockey pitch

1 x MUGA area

3 x Hard surface netball courts

2 x Full size natural football pitches

1 x Full size natural rugby pitch

Surface Performance have been tasked with carrying out numerous key stage inspections throughout the build in order to ensure that the completed facilities meet the requirements of EN and governing body standards.

The project is currently on track for completion in March 2014.

DCP Testing Royal Russell School - Surface Performance Ltd

DCP Testing Royal Russell School – Surface Performance Ltd



Site Investigation Testing

We have been busy carrying out several site investigations recently. Below is a photograph of one of our operators carrying out Dynamic Cone Penetrometer testing to a proposed site for a 3G pitch at a school in Surrey.3G Site Investigation

International Tennis Federation Court Testing

ITF Tennis Court Testing

ITF Tennis Court Testing

Brighton University 3G Pitch Testing

We have been busy testing the 3G pitch at Brighton University. The 3G pitch is used for both football and American football and has been thoroughly inspected and tested by Surface Performance Ltd.

The pitch has not been tested since 2008. The accredited sports surface test report will be used to ascertain the life expectancy of the facility before a re surface is required.


Surface Performance Ltd Sponsor Brynteg School 1st XV Rugby Squad

Surface Performance are delighted to support Brynteg School for their 2013 – 2014 rugby season. The school will play in Surface Performance branded shirts throughout the season and their games will be regularly shown on Welsh television channel S4C.

The school have a proud reputation to uphold for the season….. good luck!!!



Fulham F.C Artificial Pitch Testing

Fulham Football Club requested Surface Performance Ltd to carry out performance testing and an analysis to their artificial 3G training surfaces at Motspur Park.

The testing is part of our elite football club testing programme which has been adopted by several Premiership football teams. The programme is designed to give coaches, ground staff and physic staff the ability to choose which pitch best suits their players in given situations, for example injury rehabilitation, fitness training, circuit training etc.

Below is a photograph of one of our technicians performing shock absorption testing in line with EN 14808.


Fulham F.C 3G Pitch Testing

Fulham F.C 3G Pitch Testing

EN 1177 HIC Playground Testing



Our operators have been testing school play areas that have been installed using artificial turf and insitu rubber shockpads for numerous schools in the London area.

The artificial turf areas have received great reviews from the pupils….. and the HIC EN 1177 test results have been surprisingly high meaning that the surfaces are very safe.

For further information please contact us.

Surface Performance Ltd are granted ITF Assessor Recognition

Surface Performance have been accredited by The International Tennis Federation (ITF) to carry out one star recognition testing to tennis courts around the globe.

We are delighted to receive this accreditation and look forward to working closely with The International Tennis Federation.

For more information on  ITF One Star Tennis Court Recognition Testing please contact Surface Performance Ltd.Print

BS EN 15330 – 2013

A new edition of BS EN 15330 – 2013 Surfaces For Sports Areas has recently been published.

It has come to our attention that the standard is decided by PRI/57 and all its expert members and not by Alastair Cox of Labosport UK personally.

Alastair Cox of the UKAS 17025 accredited sports surface testing company, Labosport UK is the Chair of The BSI committee and convenor of the relevant CEN working group.

Please contact us if you require any further information about the publishing methods for the sports surface testing standard BS EN 15330-2013 Surfaces For Sports Areas. The standard is available to purchase on The BSI website.


Stamford Bridge Chelsea F.C Natural Turf Pitch Testing

We are busy testing the pitch at Stamford Bridge today. This is carried out on a regular basis to ensure the consistency of the surfaces performance characteristics.

Some of the tests that we have carried out today include:

Clegg Impact Testing

Water Moisture Content Testing

Grass Pile Height

Soil Testing

For more information on our natural turf pitch testing capabilities please contact us.

Natural Turf Pitch Testing

Natural Turf Pitch Testing