Innovations & Signature Items

We pride ourselves on providing unique and high quality products to our customers. Our design team has developed many unique products that keep us ahead of the game.


Play Hard has introduced several innovative products into the market including:

* Flat spring basketball ring designed to last longer than conventional designs.

* Barrel winder for tennis nets which features a safety drop down handle.

* IAAF certified hammer throw and discus cages. Play Hard is the only company in the southern hemisphere manufacturing IAAF certified cages!

* Egg shell high jump mat cover – the design has no sharp edges and an eye catching shape.

* The Waverail basketball ring net tie method is the sole advancement in net tie ideas world wide in the last twenty years.

* Raptor is our innovative single pole side swing basketball tower. It is more streamline than other designs.

* Our range of tennis umpire chairs have a completely unique design concept.

* AFL can now be played on cricket grounds without sight screens impeding the view thanks to our removable cricket screens.

* Robina Stadium (NRL Gold Coast Titans) houses our 18 metre high Rugby goals and A League soccer goals.

* Gold Coast Hockey Centre houses our uniquely designed player shelters (2), Technical shelter and Hockey goals used during the XXI Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

* Galaxy Freestanding Multipurpose Goal System with integrated net tracking has been a great asset for sports field asset managers, who are looking for that ‘easy to use’ robust goal asset with integrated net tracking. Lightweight aluminium frame with weighted rear bar rail and ‘easy to maneuver’ pneumatic wheels.


IAAF Certified Discus & Hammer Throw Cages

Play Hard is paving the way for the future of Athletics throwing cages. Our patented IAAF certified cages have an extremely unique design that reduces manpower to install and maintain which reduces any costs. Ground work and support structure have also been optimally utilised to reduce raw materials and improve the spectator visibility.

Check out our range of throwing cages here.

Raptor – Side Swing Basketball Tower

Our Raptor basketball tower is a side swinging unit that locks into position when in use. The tower can be swung away to the side so that it is out of the way when another sport, for example tennis, is being played.


These towers are generally used on multipurpose courts where there are many sports being played. They are also used when clearance is required under the hoop as arm outreaches can be 5m or more. We can create these arms at custom lengths to suit your court and fit the pole into the line of the fence for an unobstructed playing area.

See more details here.



Barrel Winder With Safety Drop Down Handle

Our external winder tennis posts feature a barrel winder which comes with a safety handle that has been specially designed by Play Hard.


We have designed the handle to ‘drop down’ straight against the post when not in use which negates any chance of players or children running into the handle and injuring themselves. The handle pivots up when you adjust the net and drops back down after use.

See our range of tennis posts here.

High Jump & Pole Vault Mat Cover

Play Hard has designed an ‘egg’ shaped mat cover that rolls over high jump and pole vault mats when not in use to protect them from the weather. The unique design has no sharp edges and an eye catching shape.

See more details here.



Waverail™ (Net Tie System)

Our Waverail™ net tie system is the latest development in Basketball net tie methods. We use this on all our Basketball and Netball rings as well as other applications like our Tennis posts and Soccer goals where a net needs to be attached to the posts.


With conventional net hooks on Basketball rings, nets frequently tangle on the hooks, hooks often break off and players get cut fingers from net hooks when slam dunking. Our Waverail™ system is designed to avoid all these problems.

See more here.