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DOI:10.1177/1754337111407412
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Content Type:Editorial
Author(s):Fleming, P.; Forrester, S.
Author Affiliation:Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Title:[Special issue on sports turf: Part 1]
Source:Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:Part P, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. Vol. 225, No. 2, June 2011, p. 41-42.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:London, England: Professional Engineering Publishing Limited
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Climatic factors; Natural versus artificial turf; Perceptions; Performance factors; Wear
Abstract/Contents:"Sport surfaces are a vital item of sports equipment required to facilitate participation and competition across a range of sports. In recent years, sports surface products have undergone substantial developments aligned with the multi-demensional demands on their performance, such as play performance and safety, flexibility to accommodate different sports, climatic factors, and durability. In particular, for 'artificial grass' this has been driven by a proliferation in its use for association football (soccer) and rugby union, combined with a longer period of sustained provision for field hockey and tennis. The introduction of newer generations of artificial turf has highlighted the need for a greater understanding and monitoring of the 'quality' of these surfaces, which has traditionally been undertaken through the development and evolution of sport playing performance standards, player feedback, and health monitoring through injury surveillance. In contrast to this provision, the challenges for natural turf surfaces cultivated for sport include competition for funding resources, increasing environmental pressure regarding water use, the impact of climate change, and sustainability agendas. At present, good quality natural turf remains a high priority for many sports at the elite level. However, there is an increasing interest in artificial turf, which can supplement the wear and durability issues for natural turf with a robust system, albeit at a high initial capital cost."
Language:English
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Fleming, P., and S. Forrester. 2011. [Special issue on sports turf: Part 1]. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:Part P, Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. 225(2):p. 41-42.
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DOI: 10.1177/1754337111407412
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