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Architectural Planning

During the planning period for the squash courts, some important details have to be considered. All these are based on the specifications of the World Squash Federation (WSF).

Singles Squash – Squash Court Dimensions

According to the WSF, the squash courts have to show the following dimensions:

Length:     9750 mm +/- 10 mm

Width:       6400 mm +/- 10 mm

Diagonal: 11665 mm +/- 25 mm

Minimum height 5640mm. To meet the requirements of the WSF, it is necessary to bear in mind the construction dimensions and sizes of the squash court walls, the glass walls, flooring, lighting and the heating and air-conditioning systems.

The following list shows a summary of the necessary construction sizes for the most important configurations before installation of the courts (see below):

Number of Courts Type Length Width
1 CourtTech System Court min 10100 mm min     6640 mm
2 CourtTech System Courts min 10100 mm min    13140 mm
3 CourtTech System Courts min 10100 mm min    19630 mm
4 CourtTech System Courts min 10100 mm min    26130 mm
5 CourtTech System Courts min 10100 mm min    32600 mm
1 CourtTech Half System Court min 10000 mm exactly     6480 mm
2 CourtTech Half System Courts min 10000 mm exactly 12980 mm
3 CourtTech Half System Courts min 10000 mm exactly 19470 mm
4 CourtTech Half System Courts min 10000 mm exactly 25960 mm
5 CourtTech Half System Courts min 10000 mm exactly 32460 mm

 

In case you need AutoCAD drawings, kindly send an email to info@courttech.biz

Doubles Squash – Court Dimensions

The WSF squash court specification for doubles squash courts are the dimensions of 7620 mm in width. For WSF recognized world and regional events and Commonwealth Games, the width of the court between playing surfaces may be increased to 8420 mm.

CourtTech Walls

CourtTech offers two kinds of wall solutions:

CT System Wall

No load-bearing walls are necessary for the CT System Wall. CT System Walls can be installed in the middle of a spacious hall, without any connection to the building. A minimum distance of 25mm to adjacent building walls is necessary.

The CT System Wall has a total thickness of 94mm, consisting of two 21mm thick RS special high density boards attached to steel profiles. The self-supporting wall elements are fixed on steel columns to the floor at two positions. The surface of the finished wall is coated 3 times. The system wall is filled with 2.5 tons of kiln dried sand. The System Wall is hard, flat and free of vertical joints. The out-of-play lines are made of red powder coated aluminium profiles – colour RAL 3001.

CT Half System Wall:

CT Half System Walls are made of the same material as the CT System Walls. The CT Half System Walls are fixed on the existing building masonry walls or concrete walls.

The CourtTech Half System Wall has a total thickness of 40 mm. The 21mm thick RS special high density boards are mounted onto the steel profiles. The CourtTech Half System Wall is filled with 1.2 tons of kiln dried sand. The surface of the finished wall is coated 3 times, is flat and free of joints. The out-of-play lines consist of red powder coated aluminium profiles – RAL 3001.

Also a combination of both CourtTech Wall Systems can be applied in one court.
CT Movable Side Wall:

The Movable Side Walls are the heart of the CourtTech Flexi Courts.
In a very short time two squash courts with one movable side wall can be transformed into a multifunctional sports hall or doubles squash courts with different court widths.

The CourtTech Flexi Court, ideally, consists of three squash courts with two Moveable Walls and can be transformed either into a multifunctional sports hall of 10 x 20m, or into two doubles squash courts.

The manually movable side wall is maintenance free. In the video stated below you can see the handling in detail.

CourtTech Tin

The height adjustable tin is applicable for all squash disciplines. The standard height is 480mm. This is the normal height for social/club players up to a national playing level.
Professionals play on tins with height of 430mm. It is possible to lower the tin further in order to fulfil the requirements of doubles squash. The upper tin profile is made of red powder coated aluminium – RAL 3001. Apart from that, the CourtTech Tin is made of the specially developed standard boards, which are also used for the CourtTech Walls

CourtTech Glass Back Walls

CourtTech offers two kinds of glass back walls: The CT Framed Glass Wall, where the glass panels are supported by an aluminium frame and CT Finned Glass Walls where the glass panels are supported by glass fins.

All CT Glass Walls are made of 12mm toughened safety glass. The court entrance is 914 mm wide and in accordance with the barrier-free access directives.

CT Framed Glass Back Wall

The CT Framed Glass Back Wall is the most common installed glass back wall. This version is recommended if there is no plan for any public gallery behind the court. Besides the smaller installation area, this version has the advantage that the squash court is designed as a closed unit within the facility. The CT Framed Glass Back Wall offers a large viewing area to the audience, using only two panels without other additional attachments or pillars hindering the view. The Framed glass back wall is maintenance-free due to fewer connection pieces and components.

The glass is a 12 mm toughened safety glass. The glass wall consists of two panels and one glass door with 3mm white ceramic silk-screened lines bonded into the glass at a 25mm intervals and 620 mm high. The court entrance width is 914 mm (barrier-free access). The glass panels are supported by an aluminium frame. The glass door is mounted laterally with hinges. The door opens to the inside of the court.

CT Finned Glass Back Wall
The CT Finned Glass Back Wall can be considered as the most “traditional” version. The disadvantage of this system is the 300 mm glass fins need a larger installation area compared with the frame glass back wall. The glass panels are supported by glass fins, 300mm long, in a 90 degree angle. The glass door is mounted laterally with hinges. The door opens to the inside of the court. The risk of glass breakage is higher, compared to framed glass back wall.

The advantage of this system is that the public has a clear view from the gallery.

The free entrance width is 914 mm (disabled access). An advantage of the fin glass back wall is the unhindered view from the high up audience seats to the court.

Toughened one-pane safety glass with etching, 12 mm thick. The glass wall consists of two panels and one glass door with 3 mm white ceramic silk-screened lines bonded into the glass at a distance of 25 mm and up to a height of 620 mm.

Flooring

For player comfort and safety the squash court flooring should correspond to the latest European Performance-Standards for elastic flooring – EN 14904:2006.

To comply with the WSF regulations and to allow a good view of high speed play, the floors should be constructed in a light coloured wood.
The floor should show a dense structure – such as beech, ash or maple as well as a textured surface for better grip.

The relative humidity during the installation is extremely important. Squash court floors are unsealed in order to fulfil the above mentioned characteristics. Unsealed floors tend to absorb moisture – they expand at high relative humidity
and shrink at low relative humidity.

Therefore it is important to have stable temperature and relative humidity conditions during installation of the floor – similar to conditions during the operation of the courts. Under those circumstances the CT Squash Floor can adjust to a relative humidity change of +/-20%.

Lighting and Ventilation

The World Squash Federation Squash Court Specification for standard courts suggests an illumination level of minimum 300 lux (but 500 lux is recommended), measured one meter above the finished floor.

Ambient Conditions

The WSF recommends that a squash court and any adjacent spectator areas (including the space for the marker and referee) shall be provided with a heating and/or air conditioning system which is capable of maintaining a temperature of between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius or with an ideal range of 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The court and any adjacent spectator areas (including the space for the marker and referee) shall be provided with a ventilation system which shall provide not less than four complete air changes per hour when the court is in use. The court walls and floor shall be constructed, insulated, heated and/or ventilated in such a way as to ensure that they remain free of condensation when the court and any adjacent spectator area is in use

Ceiling

The squash courts do not need a special ceiling. Ceilings, underside of the roof and out-of-play areas of the squash courts should be painted with a light colour, so players are able to see the fast moving black ball against the light background.

We are pleased to support you during the development of the most cost effective version for your squash court project. Please send us your project plans.

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