Padel Tennis Court Construction
What is Padel Tennis?
Padel Tennis is simply a mixture of tennis, squash, and racketball, which can be played either indoors or outdoors.
Sometimes incorrectly spelt as paddle, It is played on a specially designed court which is enclosed
and measures about half the size of a tennis court.
Scoring is the same as tennis, the game is similar with some variations:
- The balls used are similar but with a little less pressure.
- The court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way to squash and racquetball.
- The walls at either ends are glass which you can play off when you need to.
- Solid, string less racquets are used.
- Serving is underarm.
What are the benefits of Padel Tennis?
- Easy to play for all ages and abilities
- Rapid learning curve with low emphasis on technical skills/power
- Smaller enclosed court means play is continuous
- Played as doubles, it is very sociable and between four is inexpensive to play
- Great aerobic work out
- Padel Tennis is great fun - every time
Why use Mor-Sports for your Padel Court?
Our material supplier Padel One has over 20 years experience in the world of Padel.
We have a support team available of industrial designers, interior designers, engineers and expert technicians.
Our philosophy regarding Padel Court Construction is to give the best quality to all of our projects, every time.
Our Padel Courts are the best because:
- They allow for perfect visibility of the game from all corners of the court
- There is immediate absorption of the vibrations caused by the impact of the ball on the glass or the frame
- The assembly is fast and simple and is carried out only by our own, in house technicians. We do not use Sub Contractors
- The inside of the enclosure is even, the wire mesh and the glass are at the same level
- The installations are designed to withstand high wind force
Padel Tennis Court Design
- A Padel Court is 20m long by 10m wide, with 3m high walls of metal fence with toughened glass at the ends.
10 or 12mm tempered glass is used which has an increased resistance.
- The walls extend from the back corners to 4m down the length, 3m high for the first 2m and 2m high for the next 2m.
The remainder of the court is made of strong metal fencing to a height of 4m.
- All lines are 50mm wide. The service line is 3m from the back walls.
The net is 10m wide and is 0.88m high at the centre and 0.92m high at the two net posts
which need to be round or square with rounded corners for safety.
- The support system for the enclosure is formed by a metallic structure, normally metal posts and fence.
- The mesh of the metal fence must be 50mm to 70.8mm across the square diagonals, with wire from 1.6mm to 4mm diameter.
This must be in line with the wall playing surfaces and the metal threads to the inside of the court, need to be parallel to the playing surface.
- The fence must not have any sharp edges that could injure the players and it must be tight enough to ensure a true bounce for the ball.
This is why a standard of metal fence has been introduced which in the UK is referred to as "weld mesh"
- The playing surface for indoor and outdoor padel courts can be tarmac, concrete or artificial grass and permitted colours are: green, blue or terracotta.
If artificial grass is used it has partial sand infill for indoor courts and full sand infill for outdoor courts.
The full sand infill provides good ball bounce characteristics and it is easier on players joints, muscles and tendons.
- 4 lights with posts are provided with one or two 400w metal halide projectors each.
Where to site a Padel Courts
The courts can be indoor or outdoor. When built indoors, the minimum internal roof height for indoor courts is 6m.
Lights for indoor and outdoor courts also have to be a minimum of 6m from the court surface.
4 lights with posts are provided with 1 or 2 400w metal halide projectors each.
Roofs for Padel Tennis Courts
We have also developed a self supporting roof system made of metallic panels supported by a steel structure to
cover the Padel Tennis Court facility. The integrals solutions for Padel Courts requiring a roof includes
all the construction elements:
- Foundation Laying
- Concrete Slab Laying
- Self Supporting Roof for the Padel Court
Padel Court Layout