The Padel Court Surface
When constructing a Padel court there has to be a concrete foundation to secure the Padel enclosure to.
When constructing an outdoor court -
from a greenfield you need to create a base 20.5 x 10.5m and this base can be made from a minimum 300-400mm thick concrete slab, laid to a very slight fall towards the centre playing net or to one side of court to allow water drainage off of court surface.
Alternatively, to achieve a totally flat finish, whilst still maintaining effective water drainage, a layer of 300mm crushed stone compacted and finished with tarmac up to a height of 400mm and addition of a 400m depth steel reinforced concrete ring beam support around the parimeter of court to increase foundation strength (where walls and court structure sit).
Drainage pipes should be used to channel excess water away from base.
When building indoors -
a flat concrete base is quite often already present, so no additional works/civil engineering are required.
Building over Tennis courts-
In Many cases in the UK, the tennis court surface is a porous macadam (outdoor) or concrete slab (indoor).
When constructing a Padel court on a existing tennis court there is civil engineering required on the outdoor surfaces to provide a suitable foundation for the enclosure. Planning permission may also be required.
We can issue a specification for this work and also issue a separate quotation for the works, prior to the installing the Padel facility. Some choose to build the base themselves using trusted local builders. Once the base is prepared, indoor or outdoor, the preferred surface for Padel Tennis is a sand dressed artificial grass turf. A 10mm dense turf suit indoors and 15mm turf outdoors.