Performance Testing &  Benchmarking

NZSTI provides performance testing to both natural turf and synthetic sport surfaces.  
Our team of technicians and agronomists are well trained, experienced and equipped with the best instruments and technology in the world. 

NZSTI provides performance testing to both natural turf and synthetic sport surfaces.

Our team of technicians and agronomists are well trained, experienced and equipped with the best instruments and technology in the world. 

For over 70 years we have worked within the turf industry and played a role in setting world standards for performance and safety of turf surfaces for a range of sports.  
We work closely with the Labosport technical team to bring state-of-the-art technology and innovation to the Pacific. 

Through performance testing and benchmarking, NZSTI agronomists will objectively evaluate the playing surface quality of natural and synthetic turf surfaces. NZSTI provides performance testing of synthetic services to several world sporting associations. NZSTI is one of only two laboratories in the world accredited to World Bowls for surface performance testing. 

Turf performance testing include sportsfield quality and safety assessments. Such testing allows clients to objectively evaluate the current standard of facilities, define and monitor levels of service from maintenance contractors, benchmark quality over time and establish priorities for maintenance expenditure. In combination with turf maintenance consultancy this provides a mechanism to identify limiting factors to facility performance, inform maintenance strategies and evaluate the effectiveness of investment in playing surfaces. Sportsfield quality assessment is most effective when repeated at regular intervals (ideally six-monthly). Sportsfield quality standards can be used both to objectively define appropriate levels of service from contractors and to independently monitor performance against those standards. 

ScorePlay™

LABOSPORT ScorePlay™ is the most innovative and comprehensive offer on the market to monitor your sports field. 

We perform a wide-ranging assessment of your venue including: 

A full agronomy diagnosis

An evaluation of your field essentials (planarity, drainage, irrigation system)

An objective measurement of playing performance including player-surface and ball-surface interactions.

Whether a top-class stadium or a community field, we work with you to adapt to your bespoke needs: 

Our experts help you understand the current condition of the pitch including the effectiveness of your maintenance and adapt accordingly. You can follow the performance of your field over time, before and after key tournaments or events (including non-sporting). You can communicate results to the players, community, your staff and all involved stakeholders and easily benchmark and compare your field with other venues.

ScorePlay™ is flexible to allow assessment for different sports and climatic conditions enabling a fully customized solution. Labosport ScorePlay™ is available for Cricket, Football and Rugby. 
 

Sport federation regulations: 

The quality and performance of a synthetic sport surface is validated at various stages. Typically, surfaces are tested extensively in a lab. Once installed the field will be subjected to additional field tests. These synthetic sport surfaces will often have to be re-tested on a periodic basis to ensure conformity to the required standard(s) over a period of time. This periodic sports field testing and certification process can be linked to a requirement of a specific competition (i.e. part of sports federation’s regulations). It is also a way to ensure the field is still ‘fit for purpose’ and is being managed and maintained to the required standard. 
 
We are proud to have the only New Zealand based accredited technician for FIFA and World Rugby on our team! 

For more information or any questions, please contact Andrew Mitchell below or call 027 662 0148

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