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Can TigerTurf improve my skills and performance?
You bet it can. We’re all about performance and fun and we try to ensure that this intent is demonstrated in the wide variety of surfacing systems we provide. For many codes our turfs are designed to react like the very best natural surfaces, reproducing how a football bounces and rolls, the bowling ball’s speed and direction, the spin on the cricket ball, the bounce and speed of the tennis ball or the success of the footballer’s kick.

And because you know the surface is safe and consistently even underfoot, you can focus on skills development and enjoying the game you love.   

Is TigerTurf economical and eco-friendly?
Another yes! TigerTurf means big savings for your club or school. Conventional grounds need mowing, rolling, re-sowing, spraying and a lot of surface watering. It can be expensive!

In particular, Water Efficient TigerTurf (WETT) is the top surface used by the majority of Hockey Associations.  The WETT surface can be used by everyone from juniors to elite athletes, and regardless of the weather (wet or dry) no one’s quality of play needs suffer.

When compared to conventional systems, WETT hockey surfaces need less water, provide longer life spans, have reduced replacement costs particularly using preformed pads that, time and time again, demonstrate the value of reusing the pad instead of relaying a new pad when the surface is replaced. Or it may be multisport in schools where TigerTurf systems allow approved use for a number of sports in the one surface option, reducing funds required to service a wide range of sports. WOW, it just gets better!  

Will players’ injuries be reduced?
You’ll literally be playing on “a carpet of grass.” Synthetic grass manufacture uses the same machines (adapted for our special fibres) as conventional carpet tufting. In TigerTurf’s WETT surface our unique yarn’s ‘waxy’ properties mean very little additional surface water application is needed, making it an ideal playing surface.

The fibre’s ‘spring’ makes it safe to fall on, yet not so soft that it’s tiring to play on. You’ll be able to twist and turn at speed with much less risk of injury and the ball will not deviate unexpectedly. You’ll be supported time and time again in providing outstanding performances.  

Will a TigerTurf playing SURFACE LAST longer?
Simply, yes. There are over 500 million “tufts” in a standard TigerTurf WETT pitch. Each tuft contains specially curled monofilament fibres that provide the perfect platform for players of all abilities to improve their skills. Our turf conforms to International Hockey Federation standards and continues to “play” well after extensive wear tests. Independent tests show that TigerTurf WETT will not fail in extreme temperatures and under the most intense UV conditions (and New Zealand has the most intense UV light in the world), meaning a longer life expectancy for your playing field.  

Is an artificial lawn what you need?
Only if you want more leisure time, a pristine yard and a surface your kids can play on all year. Sure, you might miss the smell of new-mown grass but you’ll soon become a TigerTurf convert – saying goodbye to mowing, watering, weeding, re-seeding and unhealthy spraying. And TigerTurf’s new Indian Summer Turf looks even more realistic. (See story back cover.) 

Just think, no more mud wallow in winter, “dead” areas in the shade or bare patches in summer. And no more guilty conscience when you’re using your weekends for what you really want to do – just perfect lawn every day of the year.

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« Archived News Listing
Faces of TigerTurf – introducing  - 03/12/2012
From Dustbowl To Safe High Use Playing Surface  - 01/07/2012
The faces of TigerTurf  - 01/07/2012
Projects on the Scoreboard  - 01/07/2012
THE BEST AT BETHLEHEM - Tiger Civil capability employed  - 01/07/2012
Maribyrnong Secondary College  - 01/07/2012
TigerTurf Greens Save the Day  - 26/06/2012
Bring on the world!  - 09/12/2011
Summer Top 5  - 09/12/2011
Going for Gold - Meet Kane Russell  - 08/12/2011
NZ hockey gets ready for Champions Trophy - Video  - 17/11/2011
“The Road to Gold”  - 14/11/2011
Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy to be played on locally manufactured TigerTurf!  - 04/10/2011
TigerTurf completes state-of-the-art FIFA 2-Star all weather football turf  - 04/10/2011
Khalsa English High School goes with TigerTurf  - 02/05/2011
Eight New TigerTurf Hockey Pitches and counting…  - 29/04/2011
For perfect international performance… just add players  - 07/03/2011
TigerTurf Celebrate 30 Years at the Leading Edge of Synthetic Turf  - 07/03/2011
North Harbour Hockey WETT Dressed install well underway  - 16/11/2010
Tennis Star Sania Mirza opens Tennis Academy  - 02/11/2010
New Zealand win TigerTurf Shield 2010  - 11/10/2010
North Harbour Hockey replaces TigerTurf… with TigerTurf  - 29/09/2010
VISIT TIGERTURF AT THE AUCKLAND HOME SHOW  - 08/09/2010
TigerTurf supports Stroke Awareness Week  - 08/09/2010
NZ Women's Youth Hockey Team take Bronze at Youth Olympics  - 27/08/2010
Southland Football install TigerTurf's Soccer Real MS 60 synthetic pitch  - 03/08/2010
WETT Hockey Turf a hit at Wanganui Collegiate  - 01/06/2010
TigerTurf installs 3,000th Synthetic Tennis Court in New Zealand  - 05/05/2010
Synthetic Turf transformation launches exciting new era for Papatoetoe sports  - 10/03/2010
Lloyd Elsmore Park see benefits of new Turf  - 05/02/2010
It's The Year of the Tiger!  - 02/02/2010
Adding a touch of TigerTurf to Brooklands Country Estate  - 08/01/2010
Covers off Bay Cricket facility  - 27/11/2009
Big Season Ahead  - 18/11/2008
NZ's Young Ferns train on TigerTurf in build up to U17 Women's Soccer World Cup  - 30/10/2008
TigerTurf Hockey Product Manager Named Black Sticks Player of the Year  - 23/10/2008
NZ Debut for WETT surfaces  - 22/08/2008
TigerTurf Website wins major award  - 26/05/2008
Campbell’s Bay Tennis Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary On New Surface  - 13/03/2008
TigerTurf to Sponsor 2008 Remuera Classic Tournament  - 13/03/2008
Major upgrade for Northland Hockey  - 04/02/2008
New Court for Pompallier Tennis Club  - 30/01/2008
Auckland Receives Australasia's First High-Tech Environmentally Friendly Hockey Turf  - 14/01/2008
New High Tech Surface for North Harbour Hockey Stadium  - 07/11/2007
New Surface Helps Waikato Dio Maintain 90% Participation in Sport  - 11/06/2007
New USA plant enables TigerTurf to grow  - 26/04/2007
TigerTurf Synthetic Surface selected for Davis Cup Tie  - 02/04/2007
New High-Tech Hockey Surface for Counties Manukau Hockey Association  - 22/03/2007
Arrowtown residents first in NZ to install synthetic clay tennis court  - 07/03/2007
80 year old Christchurch Tennis Club receives facelift  - 22/02/2007
TigerTurf provides surfaces for new indoor golf complex in Auckland inner city  - 15/12/2006
TigerTurf to support Remuera Rackets Centenary celebrations  - 15/12/2006
Hobsonville Bowls declares Greenweave surface a winner  - 04/10/2006
New Omokoroa County Estate Bowls surface boosts participation  - 30/09/2006
Wet Hockey drainage innovation  - 04/08/2006
TigerTurf Wet Hockey at Hawke's Bay  - 19/07/2006
Bethlehem College celebrates opening of new hockey turf  - 19/07/2006
TigerTurf International now a FIFA Licensee  - 17/05/2006
TigerTurf Product Manager retires from international hockey  - 12/05/2006
TigerTurf Hockey International reaches career milestone  - 07/03/2006