Squash Court Construction
General points to be considered during the design phase
Every type of squash court wall has specific on-site dimensions and characteristics for the installation. It is important clarify the technical details of the squash court during the design phase. The most important questions to clarify are:
1. Solid Walls – CourtTech offers two different wall solutions
The 94 mm thick CT System Wall is completely free-standing and no supporting masonry walls are necessary. In principle a CourtTech system walls can be placed in the middle of a large hall without any connections to the building whatsoever.
The 40 mm thick CT Half System Wall is made of the same material as the CT System Wall, however it is fixed to existing masonry or concrete walls. Internal dimensions between structural walls need to be carefully considered with this type of court.
A combination of both of these types of CourtTech wall is possible in the same court.
2. Glass back walls – CourtTech offers two glass solutions
For player-safety the glass back wall is the most important component of a squash court. The clear width of the entrance door for both types of CourtTech glass back wall is 914mm to comply with international requirements for handicapped access.
3. Flooring – CourtTech offers different flooring solutions
For player comfort and safety squash court floors should be fully sprung In accordance with the latest European Performance Standards – EN14904:2006. To comply with World Squash Federation requirements floors should be constructed of a light coloured hard wood to enable the fast-moving ball to be seen in play and with textured surface for grip. Squash court floors should be unsealed.
4. Lighting – CourtTech offers different lighting solutions
The minimum lighting level for a standard squash courts according to the Squash Court Specification of the World Squash Federation is 500 lux.
To fulfil TV camera requirements the lighting level in an all-glass should be a minimum of 1300 lux.