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A standard court certified by the World Squash Federation (WSF) is 21'0" wide x 32'0" long. Even though the court height needs to be a minimum of 18'6" high, many projects will elect to stop the panels at the play line heights and finish above these areas with sheetrock. With the exception of any glass in the court, the playing surfaces of the court are made of wood in order to provide uniformity to ball rebound and play. The squash courts are designed for heavy use with pre-fabricated materials and provide a cost efficient and professional system as approved by the WSF.
The 4'0" x 8'0" tongue and groove panels are built around a .050" thick laminate on both sides of the particle board core - this is the thickest laminate available for court use. The sandwich-type construction gives the panel the structural stability needed for play and is stronger and more durable than other systems. The playing surface of the panel is a white velvet finish used essentially for aesthetics and proper ball reaction. The panels are machined to our exact specifications with tolerances of ±1/32".
The panels for a WSF certified squash court are 1-1/8" thick on all walls. Typical squash courts stop the panels at the playing lines at the front and side walls, but if you want the panels to extend up to the ceiling or if you want panels on the ceiling, that is not a problem. The tongue and groove panels are faced with a plastic laminate that resists damage during play. Racquet and ball marks can be easily wiped clean with a household detergent.
The panels are glued and screwed into place directly to the structural "C" studs that allow the walls to be totally self supporting. Typical court framing consists of 18 gauge galvanized steel with varying sizes of 4" or 6" studs depending on the location and design of the courts. It is recommended to install a layer of plywood or sheetrock behind the front wall panels at a minimum. If the panels are stopping at the play lines, many certified squash courts will install a layer of sheetrock behind the panels from floor to ceiling not only to help the walls feel more dense but to also provide a finished surface and boundary area about the play lines.
For the flooring, we include a WSF certified hardwood maple floor system from our supplier that uses either a sleeper or plywood system. A typical court floor system utilizes 25/32" thick maple on top of a resilient padded subfloor. The floors are typically not sealed nor finished but are painted with the red squash floor game lines by the local floor installer.
We incorporate a WSF certified glass system that meets the highest manufacturing standards and complies with all safety and performance criteria as well as the requirements of the WSF. A standard squash glass rear wall is 7'0" high, but we can fabricate the glass walls and/or windows to just about any size for use throughout the court. The glass system comes complete with all flush hardware and permanently etched game lines.
By including other accessories such as wood or glass doors (in courts without a glass rear wall), fluorescent or metal halide light fixtures, tell tales, and red wood molding, The Court Company can provide a complete turnkey squash court guaranteed to last for years to come.
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