The growing popularity of inclusive sports such as boccia is placing increasing pressure on leisure and sports facility managers to cater for new court and playing area set ups.
In some cases marking these out using conventional methods can be time consuming, while in others it may not be possible at all due to the damage line marking tape can do to gymnasium floors. As a result, people playing indoor sport are often forced to play on make-shift courts with incorrect line markings.
Sports arenas and leisure centres are expensive assets, which is why so many facility managers ban the use of temporary court marking tape on their surfaces. A lot of things can happen, and none of them are good:
Removing the surface paint/finish and exposing the wood can also result in additional chipping and peeling of the remaining paint or finish in adjacent areas. In addition, most commonly available tapes contain adhesive resins that can etch or stain the floor finish or even the wooden flooring below the temporary markings.
Packalines are temporary line markings that are easy to set up and avoid damage to sports hall floors and are now available from Packaworld. Packalines are 40mm wide and 2.2mm thick (making them a low trip hazard) and available as standard in bright yellow to provide maximum visibility,
The special grade rubber is UV stable, and does not age or fade over time. Its high tack finish and grooved profile ensure the lines stay flat on the court surface, remaining in position even when walked on or traversed.
The Packaline sets were originally developed to mark out court lines for the the sport of boccia - an inclusive sport which is particularly popular among players with disabilities and is also played in the Paralympics. However, they can also cater for a wide range of other sports, including, pickleball, badminton and volleyball.
Some key features and benefits of Packalines
The multi-purpose Packalines are easy to transport and fast and simple to set up. The Packalines are supplied, un-cut, in 55 and 30 metre lengths which allow the lines to be easily cut to size for a range of different sporting codes.
- Unique high-tack 'Thermoplastic Elastomer' compound with a ribbed profile that grips the court
- Easy to lay down – courts ready in seconds
- Easy to cut to length so can be used for a wide variety of sporting codes
- Low trip hazard
- Different reel lengths (55m & 30m) to reduce wastage - see here for different court configurations
- Memory function ensures they remain flat on the court
- Suitable for most court surfaces
How easy can it be?
Easy and quick to set up, Packalines provide endless opportunities to bring the game of your choice to a place near you. Check out the time lapse videos below to see just how easy it is...