Ga-Ga Pits from Synthetic Turf International


synthetic turf gagaWe were lucky enough to have the opportunity to donate some turf to a great cause earlier this year. Although at first when the call came from Camp Shomria looking for turf for a ga-ga pit, we all kind of went a “ga-ga what?”, but after learning more about the camp and the sport we couldn’t wait to get on bored with the project.

For those who are just as confused as we were, here’s a little background on the sport. Ga-ga is a variation of dodge ball but it is played in a walled hexagon “pit” where players run, jump, dodge, and kick a soccer or volley ball. The object is to hit your opponent below the knees without getting hit yourself. It is also known as Israeli dodge-ball, Octo-Ball and Panda Ball.

Traditionally ga-ga is played in a dirt pit or sand pit, which as you can imagine gets quite dusty.  Synthetic turf quickly became the ideal playing surface for these pits as they are under tremendous abuse from the players twisting and running in a very condensed area. On top of that you can play on the surface during any weather. No need to wait for the pit to dry out after a rain. Not to mention the safety of synthetic turf is much greater than dirt. Not only is synthetic softer to fall on but there is less chance of infection from dirt getting into scrapes and cuts.

We hear the pit at Camp Shomria was a hit and the kids loved it! It was the highlight to the end of their summer and the camp can’t wait to complete the surrounding area of the pit so that even more campers can enjoy the sport of ga-ga. This is just another example of the unexpected uses that optimize the technologies used in synthetic turf surfaces from Synthetic Turf International of Canada.

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Synthetic Turf International Partners with My Dog Matters!


My Dog Matters is a new program designed to reward responsible pet owners in the Okanagan valley. By licensing your dog you can receive amazing discounts from various businesses locally that support positive and responsible dog ownership.

Synthetic Turf International of Canada is proud to announce our partnership in the program and is ecstatic to offer 20% off all our approved pet friendly turfs to registered card holders! Just show your card at the time of quote to receive this amazing discount.

What turfs are Approved Pet Friendly?

PL-903 SoftLawn® Perennial Rye

PL-919 SoftLawn® Garden Rye

PL-920 SoftLawn® Emerald Rye

PL-921 SoftLawn® Bluegrass Blend

CX-121 SoftLawn® Pro Cut

PL-915 SoftLawn® Fresh Cut

PL-906 SoftLawn® Premium

CX-122 SoftLawn® Select

PL-912 SoftLawn® Paspalum Plus


That’s a lot of pet turfs!


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Synthetic Turf Lawn & Landscape Solutions

STI Canada’s signature lawn and landscape synthetic turf, SoftLawn®, utilizes a soft polyethylene UV protected synthetic fiber. Treated and tufted on a porous backing, SoftLawn® is the same quality product used in school playgrounds, play yards, and lawn applications. Lush and lifelike, the synthetic surface boasts a realistic “fresh cut” appearance combined with a soft pleasing feel. As with all STI Canada surfaces, SoftLawn® is easily maintained using a leaf blower.

SoftLawn® saves owners time and money.

The Advantages of SoftLawn®

  •  Requires no water
  •  Virtually maintenance-free
  •  Fresh cut appearance
  •  Needs no chemicals or fertilizer
  •  Never needs mowing or insecticides
  •  Clean and can be cleaned – Unlike mulch and shredded rubber
  •  ADA/ABA compliant – Crutches won’t sink in and wheelchairs roll
  •  Safety – No more buried glass or other harmful objects
  •  Lead Free
  •  Provides excellent drainage
  •  Biodegradable and/or recyclable components
  •  Does not support stain or odor causing bacteria, mold or mildew


Most Popular SoftLawn® Products

PL-919 Garden Rye

PL919 SoftLawn Garden Rye resized 600

1 1/2″ Polyethylene Monofilament and TXT

Garden Rye is an economic option for customers looking for a natural, soft and pet friendly turf. It is an extremely durable product and is sure to impress everyone.

Check out the full spec sheet here.

PL-921 Bluegrass Blend

PL921 SoftLawn Bluegrass Blend resized 600

1 13/16” Polyethylene & Polypropylene

Bluegrass is one of the most natural appearing lawns in the entire line! Its thick brown thatching makes it appear incredible realistic when compared with native grasses in North America. Plus it adds additional density for an unbelievably cushiony feel under foot.

Check out the full specs page here.


PL-925 Plush Pro

PL912 SoftLawn Paspalum Plus resized 600

2″ Polyethylene Monofilament

The most luxurious turf in the entire SoftLawn® Line Plush Pro not only looks beautiful but feels like nothing other. Thick and dense, it is the ultimate in outdoor indulgence.



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