How to Ensure Accurate Line Marking for Sports Fields and Courts

How to Ensure Accurate Line Marking for Sports Fields and Courts

Sports pitch, field, and court maintenance is a varied task which encompasses a number of different jobs – one of which is line marking.

Published: September 2023

Line marking doesn’t just indicate the boundary of the pitch or court itself but also ensures that both players and spectators can track the various positions, pinpoint the offside rule for football, and call a ball in or out during a game of tennis.

In short, line marking makes it possible to play a fair game or match – with accuracy key for both sides. So, how can you ensure that line marking is upheld to the highest possible standard during both training and on match day at your sports facility?

Well, that’s where our automated line marking tool comes in handy.

What is a line marking tool?

A line marking tool is an automated, robotic piece of equipment which combines practical benefits with the ease and convenience of a job well done. With line marking such an important part of maintaining an effective and efficient sports pitch or court, we tend to find that clients require line marking on a regular basis to ensure that every match has clearly defined lines for both teams and players.

A line marking tool lets you top up the white lines across each area of the pitch with ease, without requiring manual intervention. An app is used to plot the position of the pitch within the site, identifying where each line needs to be. This app is connected with the robotic tool, which taps into the data provided and sets about recreating that same design on the pitch – delivering a consistent line from start to finish.

Plots and pitches can be saved as pre-programmed settings, and can then be used to reset the lines at a later date without needing to start the process again.

The benefits of automated line marking

Aside from ensuring optimum accuracy in terms of line placement, other benefits of the automated marking tool include the capacity to ‘set it and forget it’ in terms of programming. This means that once you have set up your pitch once, the line marker will remember the setting and will be able to reengage the information for a later date, when you need the lines to be remarked.

What’s more, the automated user experience means that you don’t need to assign a member of staff to manage and be responsible for line marking. Instead, this robotic tool takes on the task by itself, and can top up your pitch and court lines overnight or whenever best suits your training and match schedule.

In addition to the precision and consistency of line marking, this same tool also ensures that the lines are well defined and clear to both players and spectators, and even has a pitch design function which lets grounds maintenance teams embed a logo or slogan into the pitch or field.

This final benefit is one which renders the line marking tool an accessible solution for all manner of outside spaces, broadening the market beyond professional sports fields. All outside spaces can benefit from and access the creative potential of an automated line marking tool, from segmenting different areas on a lawn or grassy area, to adding some personal flair to a field or large garden.

Do you need a line marking tool?

With all that said, do you need a line marking tool? Well, if you want to benefit from the consistency and convenience of a tool which ensures every match can be played on a fresh court or pitch, then the line marking tool certainly makes life easier.

Alleviating a job from your to-do list, it can be programmed to undertake the line marking at any time of the day or night. In short, what’s not to like?

To find out more about the line marking tools and equipment we have available through GroundTech, and to chat all things ground maintenance and outside tech with the team, get in touch today

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