Codes of Practice

These Codes of Practice guide the reader through current requirements and specifications with, where appropriate, the inclusion of governing body requirements and relevant standards.

SAPCA members are committed to meet the standards of specification and proficiency provided by these documents.

Users are advised to ensure that they are fully aware of any further technical requirements or criteria which may be imposed by a specific funding body for individual facility development projects.

As guideline specifications they do not supersede a reasonable interpretation of the specification and terms of individual contracts. It is not intended that any of these documents should form part of a contract, used as specification in their own right or be used as an alternative to carrying out appropriate surveys and obtaining professional advice.

For individual projects, variations in climate, soil conditions, topography, planning constraints and other site-specific conditions may necessitate standards of specification different to those recommended in the Code of Practice. 

SAPCA Code of Practice for the Maintenance of Synthetic Surfaces

This Code of Practice has four main sections that cover Maintenance methods of Synthetic Surfaces used for different sport applications: Pitch Maintenance, Athletic Tracks, Tennis Courts and Cricket Wickets.

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SAPCA Code of Practice for the Installation and Maintenance of Wet-Pour Surfacing for Playgrounds

This Code of Practice has six main sections that cover requirements and technical information on the installation and maintenance of a Wet-Pour Surfacing, used in playgrounds.

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SAPCA Code of Practice for the Design, Construction and Improvement of Natural Turf

This Code of Practice has three main sections that can assist with the entire process of Natural Turf sports facility design and construction including project guidance.

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SAPCA Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Tennis Courts

This Code of Practice has four sections; general information and surface selection, construction guidelines, maintenance and lastly the renovation and reconstruction of Tennis Courts.  

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SAPCA Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Synthetic Turf Sports Pitches

This Code of Practice has three main sections that guide the reader through requirements and specifications currently employed in constructing and maintaining Synthetic Turf Sports Pitches.

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SAPCA Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Fencing Systems

This Code of Practice has two main sections and contains information relating to the Construction and Maintenance of Fencing Systems for sports facilities.

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SAPCA Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Athletics Tracks

This Code of Practice has two main sections that cover the Construction and Maintenance requirements associated with synthetic surfaced Athletics Tracks.

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