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Worst Sand for Volleyball Courts

Sand volleyball's the perfect summer sport. But playing on a bad volleyball court can be painful. What problems are caused by using the wrong sand? Cuts & Scrapes: Ouch! Sand containing small stones can slice players' knees and scratch...

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Best Sand for Building Beaches

What is the correct sand to use when building a beach?  The types and sizes of sand on naturally-formed beaches vary widely.  So there is no one set of standards or specifications to follow when building a beach from scratch.  Instead, use these guidelines to select...

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New Bunker Sand! This One’s a Trailblazer

Introducing a new bunker sand from Waupaca Sand & Solutions! New McHenry Pioneer Bunker sand is unlike any other bunker sand being manufactured in Illinois. This sand has a high penetrometer value, so there is a very low tendency for the ball to bury.  Golfers'...

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Congratulations Dena – UWSP Hall of Famer

Congratulations to Waupaca Sand's Dena DiVincenzo! Dena was recently inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Athletic Hall of Fame. Dena was a four-year standout on the softball diamond and was a key part of the 1998 Pointers national championship team...

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Pétanque Anyone?

What is pétanque? It's a French game similar to bocce ball or lawn bowling. The goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to the small ball named a cochonnet. Pétanque is played on a hard surface. The game can be played on a formal court or in a makeshift area...

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This Fall – Don’t Fail Your Infield

Fall is in the air. Football season is beginning. Believe it or not, now is the perfect time to work on your baseball field. Put your baseball field to bed this winter in great condition, and it will be ready for you earlier in spring. Don't take a chance on spring...

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Roll Out The Granite Carpet

Granite is one of the hardest stones on the planet. But it will be easy for your facility to impress when you welcome users with a striking stone walkway. Glacier Granite is a new alternative to the standard rotten granites and rustic granites currently on the market....

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Keep Sand Clean & Dry With a Topdressing Sand Silo

"My topdressing sand stays clean and dry." "It's easy for one guy to just pull up with the topdresser, drop some sand in, and drive back out.  It's much more efficient than loading sand out of a bin." "Always having dry sand for our light topdressing applications is...

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August Inspiration and Perspiration

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't." - Paraphrased quote from Jerry Rice. Inspiration for superintendents as we enter the dog days of August. The sun in hot. The turf is dry. It's already been a long year. Hang in there. Keep...

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Ellen Davis Honored with GCBAA Charter Membership

The GCBAA's newest Charter Member is Ellen Davis of SportZmix Solutions & Waupaca Sand & Solutions. Charter Membership is a special membership category to recognize members who have a vested interest in the continuing success and growth of the Association....

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