England Netball wish to ensure that the game of netball is played on surfaces that are fit for purpose in relation to the level and type of netball being played.
As such, they have established four classes of surface for indoor and outdoor facilities and adopted minimum and preferred requirements for the various categories of play. These are:
|Surface Class||Surface Type||Facility Type||Community||Club||Premier||International|
|Class 1||Area elastic or combined elastic||Indoor||Preferred||Preferred||Preferred||Minimum|
|Class 2||Point elastic||Indoor||Minimum||Minimum||Minimum||Unsuitable|
|Class 3||Shock Absorbing||Outdoor or covered outdoor (eg. domes or airhalls)||No preference||No preference||N/A||N/A|
|Class 4||Non or low shock absorbing||Outdoor or covered outdoor||No preference||No preference||N/A||N/A|
Area elastic, point elastic and combined elastic are all types of sprung surfaces.