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How much does it cost to build a padel court?

How much does it cost to build a padel court?

Padel tennis is a sport that is attracting increasing attention and popularity around the world. It combines elements of tennis and squash, and is played on a smaller court than tennis, with the most charming characteristics of both sports. The construction of a padel court requires specific materials and equipment, which can make it a costly process. In this article, we will explore the costs involved in building a padel court and the materials required.

What types of padel courts are there?

If you're thinking about building a padel court, one of the first things you need to consider is the type of court you want to build. A padel court is not just a padel court, that is. There is a big difference between whether you build it from scratch, whether you already have a building and whether the padel court will be indoors or outdoors.

There are roughly 4 different constructions of padel courts:

  • Build a new court from scratch
  • Build a new court in an existing building
  • Build a new court outdoor without a roof, but with a cover 
  • Build a new court outdoor 

In addition, you must of course decide how many padel courts you want or have the opportunity to build and how many players they are intended for. You can also choose between different sizes of your padel courts, depending on whether they are to be built as singles or doubles courts. The latter is the most common, however singles courts offer nice opportunities for practicing different shots for both beginners and advanced players. You can learn more about singles paddle tennis here.

What is the average cost of a padel court?

The cost of building a padel court varies depending on factors such as the size and location of the court, the quality of the materials used and the construction method used. On average, it costs around €25,000 to build a standard padel court. However, costs vary considerably depending on the factors mentioned above, where a low-cost solution for a padel court where you may already have a facility ready can end up at €15,000, while on the other hand, you can get well above €65,000 if you build a new court from scratch with high quality and special requirements.

Materials needed for building a padel court

It can be difficult to keep track of the whole process when you're about to build a new padel court. Below, we have tried to break down the building process to offer you a brief overview of what the phases of "project padel court" entails.

Padel court foundation

If you are a new builder and have done the initial soil surveys, the first step in building a padel court is to excavate the area and level the ground. Once this is done, the court foundation needs to be built. This involves a layer of concrete, followed by a layer of asphalt. The cost of the foundation construction can range from €5,000 to €9,000, depending on the size and location of the court.

Glass walls and fence

Next, the walls of the court must be built. Padel court walls are made of tempered glass, which is designed to withstand the impact of the ball. The price of the glass walls can range from €9,000 to €15,000 depending on the size and quality of the glass used. In addition, there is the grid or wire fencing that is added over the glass on parts of the court.

The surface of the padel court

The floor of the padel court is covered by different variations of artificial turf which is also an essential factor to consider. The surface should be made of artificial grass or rubber granules that provide a good grip for players. One of the most popular surfaces for padel courts is the Mondo surface, which is a type of artificial grass. The artificial grass is available in different lengths that grip the ball more or less and thus influence the speed of the court. The cost of the turf can range from €5,000 to €7,000, depending on the size and quality of the materials used.

Again, it should be stressed that the above prices are not final and vary from provider to provider, but are merely indicative of what the different stages of constructing a padel court might cost.

It is not only the surface of the court that is crucial for a good grip, but also to a large extent the choice of the right padel shoe. Besides the quality and length of the artificial turf, the quartz sand in the court can also be placed either at the top of the surface or invisibly under the surface of the court. This choice influences your choice of shoe. You can learn more about choosing the right padel shoe in this guide. Or you can take a look at our huge selection of padel shoes in different shapes and colors if you want to buy new shoes for padel.

What to consider when building a padel court

In addition to the above-mentioned elements in the construction of a padel court, there are also a number of other aspects worth considering, such as lighting, fencing and possibly spectator seating. These factors can add to the overall cost of building a padel court.

Before you get started, it's also important to get the building permits and local plan for the area in order to make sure that you can actually build on the land. Once you have gathered all your considerations and have an overview of the finances, you can make a budget for the entire process so that you are well prepared for the financial part of the project. Learn much more about this topic in our complete guide on things to consider when building a padel court.  

Is it worth investing in a padel court?

The cost of building a padel court ranges from €20,000 to well above €50,000 depending on various factors. These factors include elements and materials used such as the soil, excavation and casting of foundations, glass walls and the court surface, which is essential to ensure that the court is of a suitable quality.

However, despite the cost, building a padel court can be well worth the investment, whether you are an investor in a commercial padel center or your club is looking to expand its facilities to include padel. The popular sport is developing rapidly, and if you want to provide customers and members with a unique and exciting sports experience, padel tennis is very much in vogue.

Once you have built one or more padel courts, you may be looking for some padel equipment to help you and your partner get started. You can find inspiration for this in our guide on which equipment you need for padel.