Often a hall is rented for a padel center.
These are usually empty halls in industrial areas, and with good access to members. The right selection of the location is most probably 80% of the success.
The following criteria must be taken into consideration when choosing the right location / hall:
- The hall is big enough to be able to set up some padel courts. We recommend at least 3-4 padel courts with an optimal access and parking for visitors.
- Important: The height need to be min. 8 meters (26 ft). On halls with lower ceilings, the ball will hit the ceiling faster – some players do not like this.
- The padel courts must be anchored to the ground using expansion screws. For this we need to be able to drill approx. 10-12 cm (4 – 5 inches) deep. A solid concrete floor is the best. An asphalt floor would be too soft.
- The sub-floor is free of water, electrical or gas pipes. In case of water, it is usually a flooring heating system.
- Unevenness, cracks, dents, etc. on the surface must be repaired before the installation of the Padel Courts. This also ensures a smooth and optimal ball bounce and behavior.
- Make sure the entrance area and doors are big enough to get all the elements of the Padel Court into the hall.
- If the use of the hall was different (e.g. warehouse), you probably would need to proceed with a change of use to a sports hall. Ask your local authorities for more information.
- When positioning the padel courts, pay attention to the fire exit doors. It might be possible that you need to change the position of the fire exit doors, because the Padel Courts are too close and/or do not have the right distance. Ask your local authorities for more information.
Hope above points will help you going for the right location and you are very welcome to send us pictures for a joint assessment and examination.