THE PRICE of a padel court : Elected officials and technical services of local authorities, private investors, club managers requested and wishing to build a padel court naturally arise question of price.

The answer to this question cannot be categorical because it requires, as we will see, an in-depth examination of the file. Pascal AUCOUTURIER, the President of Padelcourt SAS therefore returns to this topical subject.

  • The constituent elements of the padel:
    • Choice of padel type: standard or panoramic (without backstop posts)
    • Quality of the constituent elements: section and thickness of the posts, type of galvanization and lacquering, thickness of the tempered glass panels (10 or 12 mm), section of the wires of the protective mesh, etc.
    • Padel equipment: type of lawn (sandblasted or not) and product quality, LED lighting, benches, electric strike locks with access code (ADOC FFT compatible), lighting management by reader of rechargeable badges…
  • The location:
    • To be taken into account for the transport of the elements by semi-trailer truck but also for the determination of the required quality: for example at the seaside the metallic elements must receive a surface treatment resistant to sea air, the posts and the glass panels must have sections allowing them to resist strong winds, the anchor beams must be oversized…
  • The location:
    • It will be necessary to check the possibility of access from the site to semi-trailer trucks and, if not, to assess the additional cost involved.
    • For an indoor installation, it will be necessary to check the accessibility of handling equipment.
  • The type of construction: New construction (ex nihilo) or implantation on an existing ground.
    • A new construction requires, outdoors, to carry out:
      • earthworks,
      • a foundation
      • pouring a porous concrete slab (essential for rapid recovery after rain)
      • the construction of a perimeter sill on the ground (61 ml) to receive the plates of the posts of the padel frame.

A new indoor construction could be made of 15 cm thick solid concrete, which will make it possible to overcome the construction of stringers.

  • Installation on an existing floor (most often an old tennis court) requires:

# Outdoors:

  • pouring a sill.
  • the preparation of the support to restore it to its original porosity and the rectification of its flatness to ensure the installation of a synthetic grass without risk of false rebounds.

NB: A tennis court measuring 18 mx 36 m and a padel 20m long x 10 m wide, it is possible to envisage a possible widening which would allow to implant 3 padels on an old court.

# Indoors:

  • Above all, it is necessary to check the height under ceiling, the flatness of the surface, the nature and the thickness of the existing screed and to determine if the construction of sills is necessary.

NB: The future owner of the padel must be well aware that there are several possibilities of insurance to guarantee it and that the amount of this insurance affects the amount of the quote proposed by the manufacturer.

It should be recalled that the ten-year capitalization guarantee (in reinsurance with a company) is the only one which allows it to be covered even in the event of the disappearance of the company..

Let us not forget that there are labels specific to France with " Qualisport et Padel Quality Plan (FFT) ". The structures which have one of the two labels are supposed to be companies judged capable of carrying out a Padel project in order to bring a certain serenity to the investor.

Let us not forget either that “the lowest bidder is not necessarily the best bidder”!

The consideration of these reflections shows that it would not be responsible to give a priori a price for the realization of a padel since the taking into account of the various criteria specific to each project can lead to a range of prices which can go jup to 60 euros.

Any serious company will be able to explain its proposals.

May the reflections which we have just stated be useful to future principals.

Franck Binisti

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.