Author Archives: Darren Ball

Golf Courses

Atlantic Beach Golf Club

Golf Courses Almost all soils drain naturally, but in the majority of cases the speed of natural drainage is insufficient to meet today’s sporting requirements. As a result matches have to be postponed, games are cancelled, golf courses are closed and revenue is lost. Shelton Drainage is a vertical drainage system which can be quickly […]

Soweto Cricket Oval

Soweto Cricket Oval

Soweto Cricket Oval The Soweto Cricket Oval in Moroka, Soweto, was built on what was previously a marshy, reed-covered vlei. This resulted in the field constantly being permeated by large amounts of subsurface water. However, the installation of the Shelton Drainage System has transformed the field into one on which cricket matches can now successfully […]

Rugby Loftus Versveld

Loftus Versveld

Rugby Loftus Versveld bears testimony to the effectiveness of the Shelton Drainage System During the 2000 rugby season, it was noted that the drainage system at Loftus Versveld stadium in Pretoria was not draining adequately. Obie Oberholzer of Keep it Green, the contractor maintaining the turf at the stadium, and consultant Johan van Vuuren of […]


Equestrian Blog Banners

A prime requirement for all equestrian events is that the track, field or arena ensures that the horses have ‘even going’. The Shelton Drainage System is the only system available in South Africa that can meet these criteria at reasonable cost. Horse race tracks, Polo Fields and Show Grounds cover large areas with many different […]

High Schools

Rustenberg Girl's High School

The Shelton system has also been installed at: Christian Brothers College – Johannesburg Glenstantia Junior School – Pretoria Somerset House – Somerset West, Cape Town Somerset College – Somerset West, Cape Town University of Cape Town – Rugby Field University of Port Elizabeth – A and B Cricket Fields Springfield Convent – Wynberg, Cape Town […]