The Padel Court
The padel court is 20m long and 10 m wide, divided in the middle by a net. The court is enclosed entirely at the back (the width of the court) and partially on the sides (4m in length) with solid walls. The height of the back wall and sidewalls is 3m. The rest of the court is enclosed with mesh wire that is also 3m high.
Installing a Padel Court
A padel court is slightly smaller than the boundary area of a singles tennis court. Two official size padel courts can easily be constructed within the area of a full size tennis court. Courts can be built either outdoors or indoors with the same considerations as a tennis court.
The walls of a padel court are typically made of reinforced glass. Chain link fence is also required primarily for the side walls. Padel courts use the same materials as tennis courts and require a tennis net.
The cost to construct a padel court varies based on the materials used and the extent of any groundworks required. Clubs replacing an existing tennis court will find that the cost of installing two padel courts is lower than that to build a new tennis court. One of the primary reasons that padel has grown so quickly throughout South America and Europe is the low capital cost to build courts.
The Playing Surface
The playing surface of the court should be porous and can be made of concrete, cement, synthetic material or artificial grass as long as it allows the regular bounce of the ball and avoids accumulation of water. The International Padel Federation states that the playing surface should also be either green, blue or terracotta.
There is an unusual rule in padel that permits a player to leave the enclosed court through an ‘access point’ in order to legally return a ball. As a result, there are standard guidelines that determine the dimensions and location of the access points to the court. In particular, there may be 1 or 2 entrances on each side, with or without a door and they should be symmetric to the centre.
Lighting should be situated outside the courts and should be at least 6 metres above the playing surface.
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