Artificial Turf for Field Hockey
The introduction of artificial surfaces has significantly changed the game of field hockey. Since its first introduction to field hockey in the 1970s, competitions are today mostly played on artificial surfaces.
Artificial turf surfaces have increased the speed of the game considerably. Players are able to control the ball more easily and the increasing ball speed has made field hockey a faster and more exciting game. The shape of field hockey sticks has also changed to allow for different techniques, such as reverse stick trapping and hitting.
Dow’s turf system approach enables professionals to design a surface that addresses the specific requirements of the players. This in turn aims to ensure performance is achieved at the highest level, and in virtually all weather condition, as well as providing comfort and safety. In addition, field hockey players can benefit from a tailored surface that supports accurate and consistent player-to-pitch and ball-to-pitch interaction and behavior.