How does it work?
Usually, squash is played in squash or leisure centres, schools, universities, or at other squash related venues. But is the unusual possible? What about playing squash outdoors? This is possible, but it needs the right venue and appropriate material to build a court that can withstand all outdoor conditions such as the weather, and many other influences that every publicly accessible installation must face. Bringing squash outdoors and making it more accessible and visible will give the sport a better image and more attention.
Requirements and attributes:
- The Foundation: No need for a building, only a flat area of roughly 12x10 metres is needed. This area only needs to be able to withstand the weight of the court. This has to be an even ground, preferably made of concrete.
- The Structure: Basic structure is formed by a steel frame with a resistant anti-corrosive surface treatment.
- The Walls: Walls are made of specially designed plastic boards which are UV protected and highly durable to sustain the constant squash ball hitting and rough outdoor conditions.
- The Floor: This floor surface consists of special plastic boards that are weather resistant and equipped with a good grip. These boards are flexible and include marking lines. All made to last.
- The Lighting: If an outdoor squash court needs lighting (as the venue allows evening usage too), the outdoor court can be fitted with a specially designed outdoor lighting system.
- Outdoor placement
- Simple site preparation
- Durability and resistance
- Minimal maintenance
- Fast installation
- The court can be moved from one location to the other