Grandplay: The Tennis Surface Of Champions


137 years on, and Wimbledon is still a thrilling as ever.

We’re now halfway through the 2015 instalment of the world’s greatest tennis tournament, and it’s proving to be as popular as always. Tennis has taken over once again, and here at Playrite, we love it.

While its main purpose is to showcase the biggest tennis talents from across the globe, there’s much more to Wimbledon than game, set, match. Year in, year out, the grounds buzz with energy and excitement. Huge crowds gather to get first-hand experience of the world famous event, cheering on the talents that grace the courts, whilst indulging in a Pimms and a punnet of strawberries! Wimbledon is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful game of tennis… And it’s also the perfect time for us to start talking about our brand new tennis surface.

Playing surfaces have a huge influence on how sport is played, and for tennis in particular, it’s crucial. That’s why we’re delighted to introduce the newest addition, Grandplay, to our tennis surface range.

A unique yarn structure helps make Grandplay one of the best sports surfaces on the market, and ensures that it exhibits the features that make for a great playing experience. An ideal tennis surface will produce accurate ball bounce, allow speed to be achieved, and prevent against skidding and injury – it’s not only true to the game, but safe for players, too.


The ultimate in tennis surfaces for both practice and play, Grandplay boasts unbeatable durability and excellent ball performance. It also looks and feels realistic, making for an even better playing experience. Our favourite feature of Grandplay, however, is that it’s suited to all skill levels. First timers, keen players and pros alike can enjoy the benefits of Grandplay, utilising its innovative properties for a great game of tennis.

We’re keen to see Grandplay installed at clubs across the UK, providing the perfect surface for our next Wimbledon champions to train on. After all, great British products shape great British players. Here’s to the next generation of Wimbledon champions!

Golcar Remembers.

As we move into November many peoples thoughts turn to Remembrance day and paying respects for the hero’s of our services past and present.

Terry O’Hagan, an employee of Playrite, knows better than most the sacrifices that affect peoples lives and is instrumental in his community in fundraising and honouring those in our armed services. Terry is an active member in Golcar British Legion and this year they held a service of commemoration for the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of World War 1.

Remembrance service

Playrite were pleased to be able to support this commemoration and show our support for the Royal British Legion.

Employee of the month – July

Belated congratulations to our employee of the month for July, Lynne Hoyle.

Lynne is our sales office supervisor and our longest serving member of the team.

She has been working hard over these busy summer months to make sure that every aspect of our sales office is running smoothly and that customers continue to receive a consistently high level of service, despite the additional demands of the time of year.

Well done Lynne.

Employee of the Month – June

Congratulations to our Marketing Manager, Mandy Greenwood, for claiming the accolade of employee of the month for June. Mandy has worked extremely hard on producing some great marketing material lately including our brand new cricket leaflet. Devised to give cricket clubs the information needed to help them make a clear judgement of the beat surface for their needs. As an impartial manufacturer of cricket surfaces we are one of the best placed sources of information to guide a decision maker.

Sporting challenges 2014

Congratulations must firstly go out to all of our colleagues and partners that completed the Manchester 10K, during this weekend’s searing heat. Out of the 40,000 people taking part, one of our crew came home in 277th place with a fantastic time of 39mins, 58 secs. A massive well done to all our runners and importantly, what a fantastic amount of money raised for brain tumour research.

This comes just shortly after the success of our Managing Director Andrew Sykes running the London Marathon in a more than respectable 3hrs 2mins!!

We’re looking forward to having a go at some more challenges this year too.

Team Playrite

Excitement mounts for FSB

FSB-logo_216x120Specialist sports surface manufacturer Playrite, will be continuing with their tradition of exhibiting at FSB, Cologne this year. The International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities FSB, will be taking place in Cologne from 22nd to 25th October 2013, and has become a key date in the industry diary.

With just a few days to go before the exhibition, the buzz over Playrite’s stand this year is huge with the stand being the biggest and best to date, Marketing Manager, Mandy Greenwood commented:

‘This year we decided to concentrate on our product portfolio and what sets us apart from the competition. We wanted the stand to be a celebration of our great manufacturing tradition and really drill home our expertise, not just in one process but three, which makes us unique within our industry.’

Established for over 20 years, Playrite are the only UK manufacturer of woven, tufted and needlepunch surfaces for sport, play and leisure. With total control over production ensuring that superior surfaces are delivered with fast turnaround times.

Playrite are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new and showcasing the full Playrite product portfolio like never before.

To find out more visit Playrite at FSB, Cologne 22nd October till 25th October – Hall 11.2, stand P050.

Playrite at FSB 2013

Playrite-stand-pre-show_200x133Playrite’s bright and bold stand for FSB 2013 was a real showcase for the companies products and capabilities.

This was the stand Pre-show.

FSB-drinks-reception_200x150And if you follow the link here you can see a short video of the stand in all its glory.