How to build a Padel court

All you need to know before buying a padel tennis court

We have already seen why it is worth investing in the padel and how much a playing field costs. Today, however, we want to talk about why it is important to choose the best materials for the construction of the same and thus avoid unnecessary risks over time.



1) The playing surface (or parquet)

The first point and one of the most important when installing a Padel court, is to create a parquet and/or a perimeter edging, compliant with the features required by the project prepared by the engineer. This work should be free of defects such as bumps and/or ridges.

Presence of defects that could alter playability.

The turf positioned on three different floors will give different results.

Permeable concrete

Unfinished concrete

Industrial concrete.

2. The turf

The choice of the turf is crucial depending on the goal one strives to achieve: In conjunction with world-class trainers and players, Italian Padel selected 6 types of turfs, after analysis and tests carried out on more than 30 models assessed from among: single-strand or curled single-strand with height varying between 10 and 16 mm.

Thanks to this wide range we can choose the degree of rigidity/softness and speed/slowness we strive to achieve in our court.

3) Strive for quality

The fact that padel is in its early stages in Italy, the absence of major industrial players and the convulsive hunt for lower prices have created grounds for construction of products with questionable quality and durability given that they immediately show clear signs of deterioration just a few months from installation.

The quality of the court metal structure should guarantee usability for at least 20 years.

4. Beauty

Beauty is crucial too and that is why finishings make the difference.

Manufacturing aesthetically appealing and structurally solid products, combined with correct assembly, obviously requires appropriate times and costs.

The end result definitely stands out!

5. 12 mm tempered glasses

The importance of installing 12 mm tempered glasses only.

Reasons to keep away from 10 mm glasses

When purchasing, for the customer the only apparent advantage lies in the lower cost.

However, there are 3 extremely concrete and clear disadvantages:

1) Playability and bounce are considerably poorer as compared to a post-fitted court with 12 mm glasses (this making the match less fun and the game less exciting for the players).

2) Glass is considered structural starting from 12 mm and thus the 10 mm glasses are fixed “hanging” on the structure and do not work together with it.

3) For obvious reasons, the 10 mm glass is less resistant as compared to the 12 mm glass and thus subject to risks and more frequent damage (thus, costs related to finding and replacing the damaged panels have to be taken into account alongside costs related to loss of income due to “closed courts”).

It should be borne in mind that the Italian regulation, as regards the use of safety tempered glass panels in public installations, requires a 3 KN/m horizontal thrust and a 2KN/m2 wind load resistance.

The 10 mm tempered glass does not guarantee resistance against such limit values.

We, at Italian Padel, exclusively use 12 mm glasses certified in compliance with the regulations in force.

6. Risks and liabilities of inappropriate structures

Non-galvanised or partly galvanised panels and posts can lead to corrosion due to thermal excursion, condensate or water seepage.

The occurrence of corrosion on crucial parts such as panels and posts jeopardise the solidity of the entire structure over time.

We, at Italian Padel, exclusively use fully galvanised products!

N.B. the liabilities of a manager and/or owner go beyond constructing a court. They actually continue over the entire life cycle of the court which should last at least 20 years.

A tubular metal structure measuring a few millimetres with corroded and/or rusted points can never be recovered through simple coating applied on the surface. This being due to the fact that corrosion is an irreversible and continuous process caused by water seepage, atmospheric humidity and condensate due to thermal excursion. Progressive deterioration exposes the structure to potential collapse and/or yielding due to harsh weather, accidental thrusts or wind thrusts, without any warning signs or clear signs of yielding.

Example of two courts that collapsed:

Avoid exposing yourselves to years of needless risks and liabilities, choose guaranteed, insured and certified products only.

Italian Padel, quality, warranty and beauty of a product made in Italy.

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What they say about us

Reviews of Italian Padel platforms and courts

Adrian Caviglia

★★★★★

This company is in a position to compete worldwide due to its quality, innovation and large production capacity.

Pablo Lijò

★★★★★

As a player, I must admit that they rank up there among the best worldwide.

Amato Mazzocchi

★★★★★

I have tried courts in several countries. I must admit without doubt that the ItalianPadel courts.

Gustavo Sarmiento

★★★★★

Italian Padel builds extraordinary, extremely solid and resistant courts. Beauty also counts and Italian padel got it all right.

Gustavo Spector

★★★★★

A serious company, capable of matching the quality of Spanish companies that have been in the padel courts market over the last 20 years in no time.

ASD Garda Padel

★★★★★

All our customers congratulate us on the playability of the courts. Quick delivery times and flawless assembly in no time.

Le Bandiere Sporting Club

★★★★★

Colturano (Milano) – After the first 4 courts were built, we decided to build 2 new courts. We recommend anyone planning to build a court to pay this company a visit. It is really worth it!.

Gardanella Sport Village

★★★★★

Expert and skilled professionals who also gave me tips on how to prepare proper foundations.

Centogrigio

★★★★

Right from the start, ItalianPadel proved to be an able and reliable company in terms of delivery.

TC New Country Club Frascati

★★★★★

The company has always been supportive and easy to reach. This made things easier when setting up the courts.

BEACH STADIUM Bagnolo San Vito (Mantova)

★★★★★

The company proved to be serious, punctual and provided us with the technical support needed in the construction phase.

FAI SPORT SAN CARLO (Torino)

★★★★★

The product is of excellent quality. And our customers noticed it.

TC NEW RIVER (Rivergaro)

★★★★★

Professional and available. The quality / price ratio is certainly excellent.

FUN CLUB (Biella)

★★★★★

The relationship with the company is clear and transparent, and extremely fast in terms of completion times.

Padel Vitality Ragusa

★★★★★

I advised and advised those interested in padel to contact this company for information.

CENTRO SPORTPIÙ (Bergamo)

★★★★★

Quality and finishes: decidedly different from those of foreign production fields.

City Padel (Milano)

★★★★★

After comparing and evaluating the quote with other offers we have chosen the Italian Padel fields.

CremonArena (Cremona)

★★★★★

We decided to install two padel courts and contacted Italian Padel at the suggestion of other managers.

Tennis Club Valnure (Piacenza)

★★★★★

We think that Italian Padel is simply fantastic, an example of how we can reorganize ourselves by becoming leaders of a new sector.

Olimpica Padel (Brescia)

★★★★★

Today the company is probably the reference reality in the production of padel fields at an international level that complies with CE regulations.

Play Pisana (Roma)

★★★★★

I find that Italian Padel is among the best for the quality and beauty of the material.

Slamcourt – Foreign retailer (France)

★★★★★

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the elements that make up the padel fields: dimensions and thickness of the frames…

Magibay – Foreign retailer (Denmark)

★★★★★

The quality of the fields is significantly better than that of other valued suppliers.