S&C Slatter work with trusted partners to deliver stunning, high quality, UK-manufactured padel courts for the world’s fastest growing sport.
Read on to learn more about the up-and-coming racket sport or contact us to discuss your needs.
With more than 30 years’ experience in sports construction, we’ve proudly designed, built and maintained thousands of sports facilities across the UK.
Whether it be for age old favourites such as tennis and rugby or innovative new sports such as padel, we combine heritage with innovation to deliver top performing, safe and durable sports facilities.
Working with proven partners such as PRO Padel Courts, the premier UK manufacturer of padel courts, we construct padel courts designed for your performance and budgetary needs.
PRO Padel Courts are the only padel courts manufactured here in the UK, designed specifically for the UK’s climate. Using British steel and glass, courts are finished with unique zinc weatherproofing and come complete with a 10-year warranty against rust and corrosion.
1. Design and planning
Padel courts, although relatively small, will require planning permission, whether new-build or change of use. Concept designs and specifications will be used in the planning process, and once planning is granted these will inform the technical drawings required for construction.
2. Environmental considerations
This stage will capture elements of the design that can mitigate the impact of your padel court, such as eco-friendly options for your artificial surface, water run-off management and overspill from any floodlighting.
3. Health and safety
Here the necessary plans will be put in place to ensure a safe and effective construction site that meets all legislative requirements and safety best practices.
Expertly prepared foundations are vital to ensure the integrity, performance and safety of your padel court.
Here, the specified drainage system will be installed to ensure that the surface of the court is suitable for all-weather play.
6. Sub-base and base
The base system will be constructed with carefully chosen materials supporting the performance and effective drainage of the court.
7. Concrete perimeter ring beam
A perimeter reinforced concrete ring beam is designed by a structural engineer to ensure the structural integrity of the court, and is where the supporting posts or framed panels are affixed with base plates.
8. Surrounding enclosure and rebound walls
A padel court is constructed using mesh and glass panels to enclose the playing area and provides an opportunity to play the ball off the surrounding enclosure.
9. Padel court surface
The padel court surface utilises sand-dressed artificial turf which will be designed to provide you with optimum playing performance and durability.
10. Ancillary equipment
This includes appropriate court nets, equipment and floodlighting – as well as any project specific requirements in support of the padel court, such as access pathways, car parks or sports buildings.
Contact us to discuss the construction process in more detail.
The life cycle of an expertly built and properly maintained padel court can be up to 20 years.
Imported courts, designed for the warmer, drier climates of mainland Europe, can however suffer issues such as peeling, corrosion and rust on UK soil when dealing with our harsher weather.
PRO Padel Courts are the only manufacturer who produce padel courts in the UK for use in the UK, with courts designed specifically to withstand Britain’s climate, using British steel and glass with a unique zinc weatherproofing.
For your peace of mind, PRO Padel Courts offer a 10-year guarantee on the steel structure of the court, with a 5-year warranty on the glass and 2-year warranty on the artificial grass surface.
Contact us to discuss your new padel facilities.
As with all sand-dressed synthetic surfaces, it’s crucial to regularly maintain your padel surface to maximise its performance, safety and lifespan.
Sand-dressed artificial turf maintenance can include brushing, decompaction, infill management and the removal of debris. Other areas of a padel court that require maintenance include the surrounding structure, such as tightening the bolts on the glass panels.
Get in touch with our Maintenance Division to find out more about padel maintenance or to discuss your court maintenance needs.