UK- commercial Installation
A sports facility in North London wanted to introduce something new for existing members, as well as try to attract new members, by offering a fun and easy alternative to tennis and squash.
The new padel court is hired by the hour to provide a new income stream, but is also a great way to mix current squash players with tennis players in a sport that involves skills from both sports.
The court was built partially over a run-down practice wall area and partially over grass.
A reinforced steel/concrete ring beam, for the walls of the court to be anchored to, was built on top of a foundation of crushed stone, and the playing surface was finished flush using tarmac.
The court we installed is a panoramic model, allowing perfect spectator viewing, finished in a green to compliment surroundings.
UK - Residential installation
A private residency in Yorkshire wanted to install a court in the garden. The owner has a passion for the sport and saw it as a great addition to the tennis court already installed.
The base was constructed using a reinforced ring-beam over crushed stone. The playing surface was finished in tarmac.
The client had a building team on site already working on the house renovation. They were capable of doing the work on the base and we therefore provided the exact specification and working method to them and they were able to build the correct base.
We then installed the court over that base.
We used a very dark green colour for the metal structure and a green turf to blend with the surrounding grassy areas.
The court we installed was a club model, with 8 x LED floodlights.
UK - Residential installation
A private residency in Ryedale wanted to install a court to accompany their future croquet lawn & paddock.
The site of construction was very boggy and the soil didn't allow water to drain well. This needed to be a consideration when planning the construction of the base.
The base was constructed using a steel reinforced concrete slab method, with drainage slope on surface.
The client had requested that the court be closed off on one side and left open on the other. There was also a request to shorten the floodlight height. We done this at the manufacturing stage
We used a very dark green colour for the metal structure and a dark green turf.
The court we installed was a pro club 1 model, with 8 x LED floodlights.
EU - Tournament installation
A sports hall / Arena in La Palma, Spain were hosting a World Padel Tour tournament but could not risk damaging the existing floor surface.
Installed was a semi-permanent panoramic padel court which was then removed once the tournament had finished.
This court features a built-in ring beam as part of the metal structure. This provides additional strength, which allows it to support its own weight.
As this court was not anchored into the ground, it sat safely over the existing flat surface.
The black turf and black metal frame was chosen to best stand out from the original surrounding floor colour. Panoramic glass walls were chosen for the benefit of spectators and camera operators.
The court is a panoramic mobile PRO model, with LED floodlights.