Which kind of qualities may I obtain in a Padelgest court?
The most important aspects when we are going to build a Padelgest court are:
The foundation is very important in civil construction and is the most important thing in the performance of our court.
With a good floating floor we avoid later problemes such as bad drainages, holes and bumps.
In Padelgest we build the most suitable foundations for your project, sticking systems, perimetral bands, porous or polished concrete floating floors, etc.
The structures have to suit its final use and location, even if they are outdoor or indoor and have the needed thick. In Padelgest we use a first category antirust galvanized steel. A good sticking on the floor will be important to avoid winds.
La zona de fricción entre el hierro y los cristales debe estar protegida con cinta de neopreno para evitar que quiebren por el contacto entre los mismos.
10 or 12mm tempered. It doesn't exist a big difference between one and another and it doesn't affect to the game. The stainless steel screws must be with a back ferrule with brake and with a plastic cover indeed, just tu avoid the contact with glass. We do not recommend nylon screws because the change of weather and temperatures break them.
Fibrillated or monofilament.
Last generation grass presents a monofilament structure.It is more expensive, but the difference is small. It presents a better aspect and better uniformity and sand distribution too.It doesn't present compacting problems.
Its ideal height is 12-13 mm. You will find offers of a 15 mm tall grass, but you will need more sand to refill the court. Obviousliy it will be more expensive.S
With a poliurethan basis or backing, and 50.000 stitch every m2.
We use a refined quartz/silica sand with controlled grain sizes and rounded to avoid friction between particles and fiber.
Padelgest includes in its courts 8 incluye en sus pistas 8 metal halide lamps up to 400W. They are totally integrated in the structure. If we have a request for that, we can install 4.We also work with last generation LED qualities according to demand.
With neither lumps, nor poles inside the court. The ratchet is outside the court without hand-cranck. It has a vertical tensioning system just to avoid hits.
Why does the glass of a tennis paddle court break?
You can have 8, 10 or 12 mm thick gass, but in fact, that's not important because it does not affect to the quality of game. It is much more important the fact that the screws we used to build the court, are properly fixed. You have to review the screws every 3 months to avoid problems. Our screws have a kind of sleeves which are useful to protect them better against weather and so. Our screws have a nut type brake. We also have nylon screws. They are useful and good too, but you have to change them every 2 or 3 years because they could suffer damage much more easily than the others.
We use neoprene in our structures in order to avoid frictions between metal and glass because those frictions could damage the court.
Which is the most suitable height for the grass?
There are a lot of opinions about that. You can even read that the toller the grass is, the slower the game is and vice versa.
In our opinion, after having worked with heights between 10 and 17 mm tall, we know that the more height you use, the more sand you need to refill the court and the more time you need to compact all, so the perfect height for us is 12 mm.
Sometimes we have been told that customers prefer 15 mm in order to avoid erosion of grass, but that fact is false. Erosion problem comes not due tu height, but also due to another reason.
Is it possible to decompact the grass with pressure water?
In theory, yes; it is possible, but you need to spend a lot of money in the purchase of a very good machine because if it was bad, you should buy at least 2 because you would break them after a lot of hours working. Even more, you should add the price of water (you would need a lot of liters) and at least, the two weeks time, you would need to finsh the work after a big physical effort.
All of this is really important, but it is more important when you realise that after all the effort and money spent in decompacting with pressure water, the grass is not worth because the fibers are broken due to pressure of water and no one can mend it.
It is possible to see then, that you see the grass broken and a lot of places without grass forming bald areas wich are impossible to repair.
We have found customers of us that they used pressure water to decompact the grass and they have called us to mend the gras after having damaged it so heavily. In most of the situations, he have solved a little bit the problem giving an acceptable aspect to the grass after a big effort and hours working, but at least that option became more expensive and less efficient that our mantainance programs.
Nowadays in the new tennis paddle courts,we have de predominance of 3 colours: green, red and blue.
As a curiosity we can say that we have worked in pink, violet and black courts. They are less frequents, of cours but also more remarkable.
Every pigmentation presents its special conditions without affecting the normal game.
Kinds of silica sand. Which one is the most suitable?
Here you can find more opinions about. We have to know that the silica sand comes from the quarries and not always is the same sand because in the quarry you can find different kinds of rocks that turn themselves in small grains.
Knowing that fact, the most suitable sand is the thiner you can find, without edges. In other words: round and with the same size if possible.
We have found courts with irregular silica sand, with edges and different colours and sizes of stone. That helps so much to compact the surface and make it irregular.
We use refined quarz-silica sand with checked granulonometry and rounded to avoid friction and erosion between particles and fiber.
10 or 12 mm glass?
When we build a tennis paddle court, people always ask about the glas thickness. Is it better 10 mm or 12 mm or even 8 mm thick?
Glass is always hardened and tempered in order to turn itself into small pieces in case it breaks. Making this, we avoid imortant wounds to the players.
When you install the glass you can realise the diference between the different sices, but in normal game, you won't feel any difference.
Should we water the court or not?
After working in a lot of courts in Spain and outside Spain, we think that courts shouldn't be watered.
When a player ask for watering the court is because he slips. Water avoids that, but it is not the answer.
If we water the grass, what are we doing is mixing dust, dirty and sand, forming a compact mass that covers the whole grass. When that mass dries, it slips more. At least, that mass makes difficult the court drainage because it doesn't work properly. The problem is easily solved but our advice is not to water the courts. During the hottest moths, July and August, when Sun is warmer, and it haven't rained recently, it is good watering the courts but not so much, with sprayed water and only for 2 minutes each court. It is synthetic grass and obviously, it won't grow. It is also important wearing good sport shoes.
We never recommend using pressure machines because it damages the grass fibers.