Transform your garden into a practice batting facility with the Flicx Home Academy

Transform your garden into a practice batting facility with the help of a Flicx Home Academy just like Philip Hesketh who created this area at their Staffordshire home last summer to help his 14 year old son Rohan to develop his cricketing skills. The Flicx Home Academy is a package deal comprising of a 2G Flicx Pitch or Batting End and Net system (a bowling machine can also be added on request)

Flicx Home Academy

It sounds like every young cricketers dream, the ability to play cricket all the time in the safety of your own home and with the huge convenience factor that this brings but in fact is it’s a relatively simple vision to realise with Flicx as our roll out wickets do not require any civil works to install and ongoing maintenance is minimal.

The Hesketh’s first heard about the Flicx Home Academy via a friend who also has a Home Academy system installed and after researching the product and how to use it at www.flicx.co.uk and taking advice from Flicx MD Richard Beghin, Philip was ready to purchase and hugely convinced of its merits and value. Preparation was relatively easy and involved cutting back the grass short and rolling the area to ensure it was flat and firm before rolling out their chosen product, a 10 x 1.8m skills batting end. The 2G Flicx skills range comes complete with coloured target tiles to assist with reading a balls line and length thus helps to develop good decision making skills for shot selection.

“We are really happy with the Flicx Home Academy we purchased and how it performs” says Philip. “The 2G Flicx Pitch produces a realistic bounce, similar to a turf wicket that matches are played on, so it allows Rohan to have the convenience of practicing his batting at home. The obvious benefit here is the ability for him to complete extra training, outside standard training sessions offered by his club and school, thus helping him to get an extra edge to his game.
Rohan often does throwdown’s to get his eye in before matches and because the area is netted, it is also used by both my children to safely practice catching without risk to the garden/ house windows!! “

Flexibility and versatility are additional selling points of the 2G Flicx Pitch range. The Hesketh’s mow over their pitch as the grass grows through the tiles and it will be kept down permanently but it is equally possible to roll the pitch out and back up again after each use or at the end of each season. It could even be used inside a garage during the winter or on top of other surfaces that might be available in the home environment. As well as our standard designs, sizes and specifications (shipped anywhere in the world) Flicx UK are also able to bespoke a home pitch to a customer’s specific requirements; if you are interested in learning more or have any particular questions just contact us via our website www.flicx.co.uk or call one of our advisors on 01295 816765.
NB – Rohan has now been selected for the Staffordshire County team which is testament to the extra work he is putting in.

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5 FAQ’s about the 2G Flicx Home Academy

As well as helping to transform grass fields to cricket facilities or one of the many other applications of the worlds most versatile cricket pitch, it remains a very popular way to create your very own Lords in your own back yard or garden … Here are some of the most commonly asked questions

Flicx Home Academy

Flicx Home Academy

  1. What is a Flicx Home Academy?

The Flicx Home Academy is a cricket training set up for the home environment which allows young players to hone their techniques without any damage to the surrounding areas. Typically the home academy package is made up of a 2G Flicx Batting End (10, 7 or 4m), a cricket net system and a bowling machine. Players can play and practice their batting or bowling techniques at a realistic intensity on a pitch which delivers a consistent bounce.

2. How should the pitch be installed and secured in the garden environment?

Flicx UK recommend some initial preparation of the ground to ensure the best possible performance. By that we mean ..

  1. cutting the grass very short
  2. level of all high spots and fill in hollows with a suitable clay based loam

It does not require to be secured by nails or anything else. It can be settled on to the surface by just walking up and down on it. Laying it in this way will give excellent performance straight away. We provide full installation and maintenance guidance

3. Can the pitch be laid and then left for the whole summer? What is the performance like … 

Yes the pitch can be rolled out and left for the whole summer but for the home environment (unless a roller is available to go over the pitch) it is best to roll up the pitch each week and cut the grass again (low to the roots). The growing grass tends to lift the pitch off the ground.

4. How heavy is a 2G Flicx batting end? Will one adult be able to move it on their own?

The 10m batting end is 67 kgs, the 7.5m batting end is 40 kgs whilst the 4m throwdown is 20 kgs. The 7.5m and the 4m products can be easily moved by 1 adult. Flicx recommend that the 10m batting end is transported on the Flicx safety trolley.

Straps are provided to fix the pitch in a roll. Whilst rolled up we would recommend that the pitch is stored in a garage or shed if possible.

5. What do customers say about the Flicx home academy? 

“The Flicx Home Academy is a great system for the development of your game in the safety of your own home. I would certainly recommend it for all up and coming cricketers. It is ideal to have as pre season and post season training.”- Jimmy Cook – ex South African Test Cricketer and previous coach for Hampshire (also father to Stephen Cook who recently scored a test century on debut against England)

Initial good ground preparation is paramount to getting the best performance from the 2G Flicx pitch, it needs to be level in terms of high spots and low spots with very short grass. You can choose from any of the 3 Flicx Pitch designs with various colours and branding options also available.

Get a quote now or call Gary on 01295 816765 with any other questions that you might have.

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Flicx Ashes Special

To celebrate the Ashes – Flicx UK are running an Ashes special with 10% off the whole Flicx Pitch range until the 25th August 2013. This promotion is available at selected retailers including Stellar Sports, Mr Cricket, Batting 46, 3D Sports, Morrant Sports Group and Martin Berrill Sports. Check our Twitter feed for all the latest on the promotion and participating retailers…

Flicx Ashes Special

Flicx Ashes Special

The Flicx Pitch can be used to transform any surface or area into a cricketing wicket with a fantastic bounce possible with the correct installation which is very quick and easy to achieve. The pitch is highly portable and can be just rolled out to suit. The product are very popular with the home market with many families making their own “Lords” in their back garden – the perfect way to host cricket matches with your friends and family whilst enjoying the good weather and a BBQ!! Bliss…  Our Flicx Senior home pitch is great for this; whilst young players can develop their game on a Flicx Throwdown strip which has coloured targets to demonstrate batting footwork.

In addition, if you combine any pitch purchase with a Hinton 2 net you can save 20% as part of our Flicx Ashes Special to enable you to construct your very own home academy… the perfect gift for the cricketing family

In addition we have new stock of full length match and coaching pitches as well as batting ends so with a 10% Ashes discount, its a great time to buy. Contact Gary for a quote on 01295 816765

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New Flicx Pitch stock arrives in time for the Ashes

Transform any surface into a Cricket pitch with the Flicx Pitch – now back in full stock after we unloaded our latest container from South Africa. Sales have exceeded expectations this season already with orders being sent out on a weekly basis to the UK and overseas nations trying to grow the game of Cricket. Our junior pitches and batting ends have been particularly popular – with clubs able, quickly, easily and cost effectively to roll out some Flicx mats onto the outfield to enable multi junior games to take place at the same time. This set up was demonstrated recently at Brixworth CC for the Devon Malcolm Chance 2 Shine fundraising event.

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In addition with the ashes fast approaching – why not transform your own back garden into your own Lords with one of our home academies. Just construct a net around it and host your own ashes party on a great wicket, that produces a fantastic bounce.

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To place an order simply contact us on 01295 816765 or email gary@flicx.com

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Practice Cricket in the safety of your own home with the Flicx Home Academy

The Flicx Home Academy is a complete Cricket practice facility for your own garden which is great value for money. Make practicing your cricket safe and improve your game fast with the full range of top pitches, nets, bowling machines and coaching aids from Flicx UK.

Our Home Academy system (pictured below) is 7.5m  x 1.6 m and delivers a consistent bounce of ball to build batting confidence and safeguard against broken windows and lost balls. All the Flicx Pitch range will prevent damage in the garden and rubberised run up area’s can also be supplied to protect other area’s of grass. The surface is top quality and safe and endorsed by top coaches around the world.

Flicx Home Academy

Flicx Home Academy

“The Flicx Home Academy is a great system for the development of your game in the safety of your own home. I would certainly recommend it for all up and coming cricketers. It is ideal to have as post and preseason training.” – Jimmy Cook – ex South African Test Cricketer and coach for Hampshire and Gauteng (South Africa)

If space is restricted other products available from Flicx include the Senior Throwdown (6m x 1.4m) or the Junior throwdown (4m x 1.4m). Please call 01295 816765 or contact any of our approved retailers…

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