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How to Build a Padel court

Aug 30, 2022

How to Build a Padel court

Well we can show you that if you’ve got 5 minutes

but we thought it might be more helpful for those considering building Padel courts to

      1. How to build a ring beam?

Why you need a concrete foundation, called a ringbeam for a Padel court is the same as any structural foundation, if you take the 6 tonnes of glass and steel involved in a padel court and add elements like wind onto that structure there is a lot of force bearing required, and the ringbeam

Dig a 200m squared rectangle, removing to a depth of 650 centimetres metres, but always get independent advice to verify the depth and strength of the foundation.

      2. How to fill the concrete into the ringbeam?

My favourite part of padel court construction is the piping in of the cement straight from a loader lorry ( these things are very versatile, but make sure your construction partners have planned how long the piping needs to be.

      3. How to level a ring beam

The ring beam needs to be levelled. You need expert construction partners, surveryors, technology and time.

      4. How to level a site?

I think this goes back to expectations of a playing surface – the new ringbeam allows you to put the foundations in to level a previously unlevel surface, such as tennis courts that were constructed on a slight east to west slope.

      5. Importance of the asphalt layering. You need the porus asphalt and a soakaway underway the asphalt to ensure that water is not trapped, this is also aided by a perforated drainage pipe to the inside of the court and to the outside perimeter of each court to intercept any water that runs off from higher ground. You also want a great foundation for a playing surface that is not too hard on the knees and joints.   

      6. Choosing your construction partners

I think if someone says they can build you a Padel court, and they can’t show you another one they have built, dig into their tennis contruction or other construction background.

      7. Home or away

There are lots of people who say UK construction is expensive, but really look at who is saying that before you jump to the same conclusion – if somebody says they can get you a Padel court for 12,000 Euros, – which they possibly can – when you have been quoted say £30,000 by a UK company to manage and install – think about what is at risk, the timelines and the experience of the company installing in the UK to SAPC and other standards.

      8. How to find a site to build a padel club on?

Not giving that one away – but if you want to work with UK Padel get in touch.

      9. How to prepare the electrics?

If you need new supplies like from UKPN, don’t expect these to come cheaply,  also think through the elements you will need and where you will get your power sources from for car park lighting or access gates.

      10. How to prepare you finances to bring in Padel?  – Don’t forget a Padel court does not just finish at the court perimeter, think about the experience for people watching, for connecting with neighbouring tennis courts or social areas. It is not about money being no object, but it is more than simply about court construction, such as lighting to the court, pathways, social areas and overall appeal.

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