If you have plans for padel clubs and want to set up outdoor padel pitches with black carpet, do not miss out.
Problems with an outdoor black carpet
This Reiter, one of the best players in the world did not hesitate in the middle of the semi-finals at the World Padel Tour in Valladolid to express her opinion on this pitch: "This land is shit!"
But she was far from the only one to be unhappy with the padel pitch and especially the black color. Indeed, many professional players have given their consent on this ground.
Why was this color so much a problem for Valladolid?
Heat is the number 1 cause. It caused great damage because the black kept the heat. And seeing the heat that was there throughout the week, no doubt that the carpet took a hit.
Black absorbs heat and the players have suffered.
And finally the spectators found this color complicated because less telegenic with among other more reflections in the bay windows.
Conclusion: The organization decided to change the carpet for the final with blue carpet.
Installation too fast: Not good
Except that this change so fast did not allow the carpet to breathe, to balance before the final. The paddle track still posed problems during this final with many false bounces, excess sand on the ground, especially on the corners, a particularly dry ground where the organizers could have at least moisten a little. Fortunately no injuries because the terrain was fast and very slippery. More fear than harm at this level.
But the organization announced yesterday that the black carpet was finished for this summer outdoors ...
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.