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Smash Court For Tennis

Smash Court is a sand filled artificial carpet. It offers a medium-slow paced game and is ideal for clubs. It complies with ITF Category 2 and it is an exceptionally low maintenance system, benefiting from consistent play characteristics overtime. It is extremely weather resistant so offers all year round playing. Line markings are included within the system.

Infill options are: Belgium red sand or a Garsides burnt sand. Carpet pile height is 15mm. Inlaid lines are slightly raised 2mm.

Smash Court
Life Expectancy


Smash Court

Surface Characteristics

  • European (Dutch) manufactured system
  • Smash Court offers fast and reliable drainage, keeping courts active all year round
  • Life expectancy 12-15 years
  • Play characterstics consistent/stable over time
  • It offers a superior playing surface/upgrade for end users
  • Avoids re-surfacing costs linked to installing a new macadam base
  • Quality assurance - Key Stage Testing undertaken on installation

Frequently Asked Questions

What life expectancy can we get from such overlays?

10-15 years depending upon use and abuse plus maintenance programs followed.

What sports can be played on these overlays?

Ref brochure BUT You cannot play tennis OR netball on 3G overlays as such surfaces have specific ball play characteristics for football. (too soft)

What is the most flexible overlay in terms of sports?

Sand dressed carpet overlay systems.

Do you need shock pads for overlay systems?

Yes for hockey and yes for football. No for tennis and no for netball

What m2 budget cost is linked to these overlay systems?

Range from £30m2 to £50m2 – size of area -quantity of line marking required- quality of base levels – type of overlay required- shock pad requirements.

Can I put lots of line markings onto an overlay system?

Yes, but it does look unsightly and can in some cases weaken the system especially if you are inlaying lines into a carpet overlay system. Less is more.

Can I paint lines onto a carpet overlay system ?

Yes, but you must use the correct type of paint. Good way of avoiding the above problem linked to weakening the system.

What are the maintenance costs ?

Depends on level of use, size of area, how sheltered the surface is, how much in-house maintenance is undertaken. These variables influence the frequency of professional maintenance visits required.

Get in Touch

Should you wish to speak to one of our representatives or to arrange a free site survey, please just call the office to arrange or complete the online form. We would be happy to help and advise on the best surface for your needs.

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