Padel tennis is an exciting sport that has been rapidly increasing in popularity over the last two years and now over 2 million people play it worldwide. Originating in Mexico in 1969, padel tennis is played and scored in a similar way to squash and tennis. However, it is always played in doubles and the players use perforated paddles instead of racquets.
Padel Tennis Court Surfacing
A padel tennis court is built to smaller specifications than a tennis court at 10m wide and 20m long, with more simple gameplay line markings. These padel courts are similar to squash courts in the sense that the padel tennis court surfacing is surrounded by glass or concrete walls which the ball can bounce off.
There are a number of different flooring materials which we use when installing padel tennis court surfacing. Some of the options include:
- Polymeric rubber
- Artificial grass
All of these provide great performance characteristics for the game. These surfaces are all porous, allowing for efficient water drainage which reduces the risk of water damage and flooding. This also helps to make the court an all-weather surface suitable for use all year round.
Higher Demand for Padel Courts
As padel tennis is now the most popular sport in Argentina and Spain, the demand for the sport is on the rise across the rest of the world, and with this, the demand for good quality padel tennis court surfacing is also increasing. Schools, leisure centres and sports clubs are all looking to expand their sports facilities by installing padel tennis courts. This could be part of a MUGA sport facility which is an area with line markings for multiple activities.
Soft Surfaces Ltd are specialists in the installation and maintenance of these padel tennis courts, with over 15 years of experience in the sports and play surfacing industry we can offer you an outstanding professional service from quote to project completion.
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