The Padel Court Surface
When constructing a padel court, we are happy to work with your own ground works team if that is preferred, or we can provide this service too.
So you can explore options, the below info can give you an idea of what you need to construct before a structure is added.
When constructing an outdoor court:
The inside dimensions of a padel court are 20m x 10m.
The base dimensions need to be a little larger, at 20.5m x 10.5m, to allow the walls to sit on and be anchored to it.
This base can be made from a 300-400mm thick concrete slab (depends on site).
This needs to be finished to achieve a very slight fall towards the centre playing net, or to one side of the court, so that surface water drains away.
We can also achieve a totally flat finish, whilst still maintaining structural
integrity of the base and maintaining effective water drainage.
In most cases, to do this, a layer of 300mm crushed stone is compacted and then finished with tarmac up to a height of 400mm. A 400mm depth steel reinforced concrete ring-beam support around the perimeter of court is added to increase its strength.
In some applications, this depth may have to be increased to engineers specifications.
Subterranean pipes should be used to channel excess water away from base.
We work with the best companies to produce a perfectly sound base for your padel courts.
The ground works company we work with on the majority of our projects are TrevorMay.co.uk
Trevor May are industry leading tennis court and sports surfacing specialists. Working closely with the LTA to improve the quality of construction in both Padel and Tennis.
When building indoors
a flat concrete base is quite often already present.
Therefore it is likely that no additional civil engineering works are required.
In many cases in the UK, the tennis court surface is a porous macadam surface when outdoor, or concrete slab when indoors.
It is also possible to build a padel court over an existing tennis court.