The family sport

A field hockey-like game was first played in Greece around 300 BC, where players hit a ball with horn ‘sticks’. Over the centuries, similar games were played worldwide and it became known as ‘the game played with sticks’. The word ‘hockey’ itself origins from the English word ‘hook’.

Modern hockey found its way through English public schools in the early 19th century, where it was played on natural grass. The striking circle was introduced and the rubber cube was replaced by a ball. Since the early 70s, artificial hockey turf changed the game drastically because of the increasing speed of the ball. Over the last decades, hockey evolved more and more as the sport was played and enjoyed by all generations and the entire family.

Edel grass hockey products

Edel Grass has a long history in field hockey and has always strived to improve the game by offering hockey surfaces that meet the demands of all hockey players. Our hockey grass portfolio shows the most used and modern hockey surfaces of today.

Together with hockey professionals, players, and engineers, we developed a product collection with which water-based, sand-filled, sand-obscured and sand-dressed hockey fields can be built. Please let our sales department advise you in selecting the best yarn to build your perfect artificial grass hockey pitch. For more information or advice regarding your hockey field project, call +31 38 425 00 50 or email

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