Aim:

Does the pitch allow water to enter the surface?

Method:

  • When the assessor walks on the surface, does water rise to the surface or is there a squelching sound?
  • Does the assessors’ footsteps leave surface indentations?
  • Are there indicator plants such as Rushes?
  • Is there laying water visible on the pitch surface?

Timing:

Anytime.

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

  • Poor standard pitch/s.
  • Loss of play due to poor surface conditions.
  • Loss of revenue.
  • Poor use of resources.

Equipment:

Visual.

Practical Tips:

 When you walk on the pitch or carry out maintenance, does mud cover the grass plant leaf?