Building a perfect Padelbox concrete base court steps:
Choose a suitable location: The padel court should be level and have good drainage. It should also be in a location that is easily accessible and has enough space for players to move around.
Measure the area: The standard size of a padel court is 20 meters by 10 meters, but it’s best to consult with PADELBOXand your architect to ensure that the court will fit in the chosen location. Padelbox recommends a minimum space of 35 by 68 feet.
Prepare the ground: The ground should be leveled and compacted, and any grass or other vegetation should be removed.
Build the proper concrete slab following the next steps:
Excavate the area: The depth of the excavation should be deep enough to allow for the slab and a layer of compacted gravel.
Add a layer of compacted gravel: The gravel provides a stable base for the concrete slab and helps with drainage. The gravel should be compacted to ensure a level surface.
Form the slab: The slab should be minimum 12 inches thick and should be formed to the dimensions of the court. The forms should be level and securely in place to ensure that the slab is the correct size and shape.
Pour and finish the concrete: The concrete should be poured in sections and finished with a trowel to create a smooth surface. The slab should be left to cure for at least 28 days before it can be used.
It’s important to use high-quality concrete and to consult with an experienced contractor to ensure that the slab is properly designed and constructed to meet the safety and durability requirements of your padel court.
5. Maintaining the Court: Regular maintenance of the court is important to ensure that it remains in good condition. This includes cleaning and sweeping the surface, as well as checking and tightening any loose bolts or screws.
It is important to consult with PADELBOXexperts when building a padel court to ensure that it meets the standard size and safety requirements.
After Los Angeles: the second padel club starts in US — becomes part of the Pro League
Taktika Padel from San Diego becomes the second club created in the USA. The club will join the Pro Padel League, North America’s first professional league, starting in the spring of 2023, announces the league in a press release.
Last week it was announced that Los Angeles will be the first padel club to be launched in the US as part of North America’s first professional league, the Pro Padel League, which will start in early 2023.
Now the second team is ready for the league. The league announce in a press release that the company Taktika has purchased the league’s second franchise, which will be located in San Diego.
Taktika was established to provide comprehensive industry-related production, from installing Padel courts to facility management and developing programs and tournaments. Taktika’s first established club, Taktika Padel, is based out of the award-winning facility, the Barnes Tennis Center, in San Diego, California.
”I have spent a lot of time playing at Taktika Padel at the Barnes Tennis Center and think it is one of the best facilities in the world,” commented Marcos del Pilar, Commissioner of the PPL.
“I am so excited that the team will be owned by a group dedicated to growing Padel in San Diego and across the country.”
More key cities soon.
The PPL’s mission is to create a premier sports league providing a national stage for the sport while generating nationwide awareness and excitement for Padel. That league will include Taktika Padel from San Diego.
“As a proud supporter of Padel in the United States, I am thrilled to continue to grow the game of Padel on the professional level with the purchase of the San Diego franchise,” stated Ińigo Gonzalez Covarrubias from Taktika.
PPL announces that more key cities will be announced shortly.
About the Pro Padel League
The Pro Padel League (PPL) is North America’s first professional Padel Teams league. The PPL’s mission is to create a premier sports league providing a national stage for the sport while generating nationwide awareness and excitement for Padel as it continues to grow across North America. The PPL’s high-octane team competition will kick off in the Spring of 2023 with six teams or more and conclude with the PPL CUP, where the four best teams will compete for the title. During the first season, each team will consist of two male and two female players and will follow the international scoring format.
Padelbox installed the first 3 Carbon Panorama Padel courts at Barnes Tennis Center on June 2021.
Black structure and wire mesh in combination with ¨Ferrari Red¨ on the top rail as well as the light post. Galvanized steel using SS hardware and glass holders. The top rail of the court was made with 160x80x3mm galvanized steel profile giving the structure more stability and strength.
Artificial turf, 12mm high, in fibrillated polyethylene fiber in BLUE (5500dtex), with the proportional part of the regulation playing lines.
Each padel court includes 8 -200w LED projectors with a 5 year guarantee.
This model is the first padel court that includes Carbon Fiber on the structure. The four corner post are made of Carbon adding a special look to the courts.
Meticulous describes every inch of this landscape renovation for a detail-oriented client.
Two new outdoor pavilions anchor the property: one serving the existing pool, the other adjoining a new court for Padel, a racket sport similar to paddle tennis. The existing home’s massive wood beams influenced the overall look of the pavilions, both of which are clad in seven-inch-wide shou-sugi-ban-treatedboards.
This labor-intensive ancient Japanese technique preserves and waterproofs the sapele wood by charring its surface. Both structures are designed on a seven-inch module, so every window and door opening corresponds to a multiple of seven inches wide, leaving no partial boards. Both pavilions are true indoor/outdoor spaces, lit for night use, with televisions, heaters, and wet bars carefully concealed within.
Our design seamlessly joins two lots in Bel Air into a single estate, with multiple programmed spaces for outdoor activity.
A grove of olive trees at the property’s new driveway entrance creates a grand arrival sequence. Carefully manicured boxwood hedges flank crape myrtles, which burst into gorgeous white flowers each spring. Additional olive trees cascade down the hillside, their sculptural branches and thick foliage adding to the feeling of secluded expanse.
A series of formal allées frame the best views and knit all the various spaces together. The client’s specifications for the Padel court were just as exacting. We sank the fence posts deep underground so no fasteners are exposed. The fact that the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety had never certified a Padel court made the process even more challenging. ARTICLE BY RIOS.
PadelBox is at the forefront for high-end, luxury courts in the US. And with a rapidly growing interest in the sport, PadelBox has created a top of the line court for clients living in areas with extreme weather, such as hurricanes, tropical storms and snow storms.
The PadelBox Cube court was recently featured in PARK Magazines’ Too Kool article about power couple Nick Hissom and Kameron Ramirez.
“When Kameron and I are not working, we love spending time with friends, playing padel, running, biking, going to the gym, and boating.”
The PadelBox court was installed in Palm Beach, where weather can sometime be quite rough. This court model is designed to withstand strong wind loads , it is the one of the strongest courts on the market. Combined with the strongest support steel and PadelBoxs’ design aesthetic excellence, this is the one powerful beauty of a court.
The game of Padel, which has been played for years in Spain, is rapidly growing across Europe and the US. PadelBox has been on the forefront of that growth in the US for the last 10 years, installing courts in New York, California, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Idaho ,Florida.
Padelbox is also present in Canada and The Bahamas.
Club owners collect a combination of court time and membership fees, which creates a revenue stream, whereas pickleball struggles to charge. At the same time, the margins for padel business owners are more attractive than constructing a tennis court which costs double the amount.
Described as a hybrid game of squash and tennis and endorsed with big investments from famous athletes like the soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic and tennis star Andy Murray, padel, a racquet sport little known to Americans is vying to unseat pickleball as the US’s fastest growing sport.
Easy to pick up and played on a smaller court than traditional tennis, padel bears a number of similarities to pickleball. Nowprivate investors are spending big to build hundreds of courts across the nation and campaigning to see it become an Olympic sport for Los Angeles 2028.
First invented by Mexican businessman Enrique Corcuera in 1969, padel is a big pastime in Spain, where there are over 20,000 courts. It’s caught on more recently in the Middle East and other European countries, for example, in France where it’s been the fastest growing sport in the last two years, according to the country’s sports ministry.It’s been steadily making its way into the European mainstream and last month, Roland Garros hosted a major padel tournament on its grounds for the first time.
In the US, it’s states with large Spanish-speaking populations like Florida and Texas that are paving the way.
“You cannot get a court in South Florida without booking three weeks in advance. Facilities have a waiting list of 100 to get lessons,” said the president of the United States Padel Association (USPA). The association estimates there are 25 million people playing globally in more than 170 countries.
Although in the US currently there are only around 180 courts, the USPA is forecasting exponential growth based on the uptake of the sport it has seen in other countries. It expects there will be 25,000 to 30,000 courts with 8 to 10 million people playing in the US by 2029.
New York City recently welcomed its first padel club called Padel Haus. Opened by Santiago Gomez, the Williamsburg venue opened with four courts in July but the entrepreneur is set to open another eight in the city’s Financial District and 10 in Green point and Long Island City within the next year.
“New York City right now alone has enough demand for 50 courts and has room to grow,” said Gomez, who is also looking at expanding in Boston and Philadelphia. Although Gomez has been playing padel for years, he was inspired to invest in it after seeing its popularity rise during covid-19.
“During the pandemic, European governments were not allowing team sports to play, but they were allowing padel,” he said. As a non-contact sport, the risk of germ exposure is lower, but the distance between players is still close enough that people can still converse readily. “People were doing that as their only way to exercise and socialize.”
Fun fact: Santiago Gomez, co-founder of iconic Mexican restaurants Cosme and Atla, is the founder of the project.
“I played padel for almost 20 years while growing up in Mexico and spending my summers in Acapulco, where the sport was invented,” Gomez said in an official statement about his latest endeavor. “When the pandemic hit in 2020, I went back to Acapulco and made padel a part of my routine, playing every day. When I eventually returned to New York, I realized that the sport was one of the things the city was missing and the idea for Padel Haus was born.”
Expect the new destination to look very modern, boasting white oak wood floors, casings with matte black and concrete accents throughout. There will also be locker rooms with lime wall finishes, fluted glass shower doors, large-format gray terrazzo tile flooring and stacked matte sage green wall tiles.
In addition to the professional courts, the space will also be home to the city’s only padel pro shop, a co-ed steam room, an elevated viewing lounge and an organic juice bar that will be open to the public.
As for pricing, memberships currently cost $150 per month, plus a one-time initiation fee of $490. You can also book a court if you’re not a member, but it will cost you $55 per person per hour with a maximum of three bookings per month.
And if you’ve never played the game but so ardently wish you could, you’ll be delighted to know that Padel Haus will soon also launch an academy for both kids and adults led by certified padel coaches. Think of it as a tennis-slash-squash school.
ARTICLE Written by Anna RahmananTuesday June 14 2022 FROM TIME OUT.
THE COMPANY PADEL BOX HAS INSTALLED 3 PADEL COURTS OVER THE SUMMER IN THE NY AREA, SPECIALIZING ON PRIVATE RESIDENCES AND HIGH END SPORT FACILITIES.
The mission of Padelbox is to share our passion for Padel and to create opportunities for more people to learn and benefit from this racquet sport helping padel grow in the NY Metropolitan Area.
THE NEW CARBON PANORAMA MODEL: top of the line Padelbox court with a fully unobstructed view on the back and side walls and a stronger frame. This is the first court using Carbon Fiber and can hold winds up to 120mph. World Padel Tour Style . The rail on the top perimeter makes the structure highly compacted and aesthetically pleasing. The court combines two colors on the structure and artificial turf system composed of texturized monofilaments with silica sand. The structure is galvanized using stainless steel and 8-200 Watts LED lights.
The courts are located inside the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego on the north side of the facility.
The first Padel Club in San Diego by TAKTIKA.
What makes TAKTIKA so special is how involved the founders are in the sport. They are all padel enthusiasts that one day met on the padel court and since then became extremely passionate to try and bring the game to a wider population.
The Barnes Center serves as one of San Diego’s finest jewels, and is a model for several communities throughout the Nation. The Center is the home of Youth Tennis San Diego offices, all Youth Tennis San Diego junior tournaments, Barnes Center tennis programs, After School Tennis special events, adult programs, corporate programs, a library and educational programs. Adults are welcome! Players pay a small usage fee.
Tennis players have a new crush: the sport’s more social, knee-friendly cousin, padel.
In padel, four players hit the ball back and forth in an enclosed court, typically with a floor of artificial turf. Fans say it takes mere days to get up to speed, and the small courts—about a third of what is needed for tennis—are easy to install. The smaller courts also invite easier socializing, as does the fact that the game is played only in doubles.
There are few public places to play padel despite its growing popularity. Many new courts are popping up in homes, particularly luxury properties because of the sport’s reputation as a game for the affluent. Real-estate agents are seeing more buyers in Florida, Texas, California and New York seeking the amenity, or a place to put one. Homeowners with a court are “like the popular kid at school,” says Oren Alexander of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami. “Everyone wants to be your friend and come over and play padel.”
(The sport isn’t to be confused with another popular game, pickleball, where players use plastic balls and table tennis-style rackets, following rules similar to badminton. Pickleball has an even smaller play area.)
It took less than a week for Gabriel Perez Krieb to create a court at his San Diego home three years ago. After buying a five-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot home for $2.9 million in 2016, the food-company chief executive added the court and a viewing lounge area on his 2-acre property. As a longtime tennis player, he knew others who also played padel. The sport makes it easier for beginners and experts to enjoy it together, he says. “You still get to have a lot of fun playing it,” he says.
Gabriel Perez Krieb installed a padel court at his home in San Diego. His sons, Bruno, pictured, and Emilio, are on the junior national padel team.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
Bruno Perez, 16, playing padel. The racket is smaller than the one used for tennis.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
The family also installed a viewing lounge on the 2-acre property, which includes a five-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot home.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
The court has 13-foot tempered-glass walls.Sandy Huffaker for The Wall Street Journal
His $60,000 padel court, built next to an outdoor terrace and infinity pool, has helped keep his family active during the stressful time of the pandemic lockdown, he adds. His two sons play on the junior national team and have a private coach. “It was great timing; we were able to take advantage [of the court] through the pandemic,” says Mr. Perez Krieb, who recently invested in a padel center in San Diego.
Origin stories differ, but many believe the game was invented in Acapulco, Mexico, in the late 1960s by businessman Enrique Corcuera, who set up the first court at his holiday home. Demand for courts has expanded steadily, particularly over the past few years.Soccer star David Beckham is a fan.
Hotels, including the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Fla., now offer padel courts. Today, an estimated 120 residential and commercial courts can be found around the U.S., says Marcos del Pilar, director of padel at the U.S. Tennis Association’s national campus in Orlando. Outside of the U.S., popularity is surging in Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and areas of Asia and South America. “It’s easy to learn,” Mr. del Pilar says, “but hard to master.”
A padel court takes about a week to install, at a cost of $30,000 to $40,000, says Ana Claver of the Padel Box, a national padel-court installer. The company has completed 12 courts in the U.S. this year, with 25 more in the plans for the next few months. While most of the early demand has come from single-family homeowners, padel clubs and other companies are looking to install courts for commercial use, says Ms. Claver, based in Manchester, N.J.
The company’s courts have silica on top of turf to add bounce and to allow smooth slides. A combination of galvanized steel and tempered glass are used for the 13-foot walls. “It’s an incredible box to make friends and do business,” says Ms. Claver. She worked with Mr. Perez Krieb on his installation.
Some clients prefer to customize, says Miami architect Kobi Karp. Over the past few years, he has added adjustable louvered roofs to make it easier to play in the hot sun. And rather than keeping the courts tucked away, homeowners want the sleek courts to be a focal point, with nearby seating areas and custom lighting. “They are front and center,” says Mr. Karp. He estimates that customizing a court costs about $75,000.
Miami developer Todd Glaser says he is planning padel courts for several spec houses, starting at $60 million, that will come up for sale in the next two years. Many of the homes that might have offered a tennis court now show a padel court in the plans, especially in areas such as Miami Beach and Palm Beach, where land parcels tend to be smaller. “It’s not as big and intrusive as a tennis court,” Mr. Glaser says.
Ignacio Perez, center, turned a tennis court into a padel court at his Texas home.Michael Starghill for The Wall Street Journal
‘Padel is easier to enjoy with family and friends,’ he says.Michael Starghill for The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Perez purchased a home in the Woodlands, Texas, in 2018, drawn to the property’s 52,000 square feet of outdoor space.Michael Starghill for The Wall Street Journal
The game that has homeowners putting up courts on their properties
Ignacio Perez spent six months updating the interiors of his six-bedroom, 10-bathroom Texas home. He spent $1.8 million to purchase and renovate the home in 2018.MICHAEL STARGHILL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL1 of 6•••••
Other homeowners are giving old courts new life. Last year, Ignacio Perez spent three weeks and $30,000 converting the tennis court on his property into padel and basketball courts. Mr. Perez, a Houston developer, purchased the Woodlands, Texas, home in 2018, drawn to the property’s 52,000 square feet of outdoor space.
He worked with a local installer to create the two separate sports areas rather than renovate the single tennis court. Although he enjoys playing both padel and tennis, he doesn’t miss the one-on-one tennis games. “Padel is easier to enjoy with family and friends,” he says.
In New York, a padel court will be an added amenity at 111 West 57th Street, a tower set to be completed early next year. The net-enclosed court on the building’s 8th floor will sit alongside a juice bar and shared lounge spaces. The padel court is inside the preserved Steinway Hall, which operated as a showroom and headquarters for the piano manufacturer. The landmark structure will connect to the supertall skyscraper with units ranging from $8.8 million to $66 million.
After building his Los Angeles home 21 years ago, Barry Cayton envisioned a guesthouse on the second parcel of land he bought next door. But after he was introduced to padel by friends, he changed his mind.
In 2016, he worked with a landscape designer to visually combine the two lots. In addition to a padel court, Mr. Cayton built two outdoor pavilions clad with charred wood—known as shou sugi ban—complete with televisions, fire pits and wet bars. The total cost was $700,000.
“For a while, it was the only court in town,” says the real-estate developer, who lives in the gated Bel Air Crest community.
Five years later, little has changed. Each week, the former college tennis player sends a text message to 11 friends inviting them for a Saturday game. A handful always show up. “I am smitten with the game,” says Mr. Cayton.
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Barry Cayton added a padel court and outdoor seating areas at his home in Los Angeles.PHOTOS: JOHN WOLDENBERG (2)https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Setting Up a Padel Game
How to play: The game follows the same scoring system as tennis. The ball is served underhand from behind the service line and needs to hit the ground of the opponent’s service box before hitting the walls. After the serve, players can hit the ball to return it or let it bounce on the ground. The ball is out if it bounces on the ground twice or hits the wall first.
What you need: With small court sizes and more people playing, the racket game is geared toward different skill levels playing together. Padel rackets are usually smaller than a tennis racket,with a carbon fiber face and carbon frame. The ball is similar to tennis but has less pressure.
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New article about padel growing in the United States.
Padelbox installed another Panoramic ALLGLASS COURT at Palm Beach.
The Palm Beach Architectural Commission agreed to play ball, of sorts, with casino-and-resort billionaire Steve Wynn, who won the board’s approval to install a padel court in the back yard of his oceanfront manse at the south end of Billionaires Row.
THIS IS TRULY THE JEWEL OF ALL PADEL COURTS. FEATURING 9.8′ GLASS PANELS FOR UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS ON THE BACK AND SIDE WALLS, CREATING OPTIMUM VISIBILITY FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE COURT. THE ALLGLASS COURT IS THE ULTIMATE IN DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY.