Like every serious sport in the world, rules and regulations are required to ensure proper practice and safety-controlled conditions for squash. The World Squash Federation has set out a set of rules and specifications for a squash court. These specifications are designed to ensure that equal safety and playing conditions are provided in all squash courts around the world. They clearly outline the size of the court, the playing surfaces permitted the type and specifications of material used for the walls, floors, and all elements of the court, the amount of light recommended, and even the amount of times the air in the court should be exchanged per hour. There are several playing surfaces: wood, concrete, plaster, sometimes even rubber panel or glass, and for each of them, we ensure that our material and products meet the most important safety factors set out by the World Squash Federation, in order to guarantee maximum safety and functionality in the court.
Like no other, Squash is a dynamic sport requiring fast reactions, a unique style of movement in a relatively small space, with two players battling to occupy the same position around the T in the middle of the court. This results in powerful acceleration, abrupt changes of direction and immediate stops, placing a great demand on the players’ joints, tendons, and muscles. These conditions put enormous stress and emphasis on the court’s floor and its characteristics.
We deal with the world’s leading suppliers of Squash Courts Floors, and all our material and installation processes comply with the world’s strictest certifications, and all documents can be provided upon request.
The most common squash wall surfaces are cement, plaster, wood or glass. While cement, plaster, and panel courts have a lower purchase price, their playing surface is quickly compromised due to plaster having to be consistently patched or panels with unfinished joints warping out of shape.
Prime Floor KSA’s pre-fabricated walls, with their more sophisticated production, offer a solution without any visible joints and gaps, resulting in better playing characteristics, the longevity of the walls, and sound insulation as well as many other advantages of such a system. This higher quality comes with a higher initial buying price but significantly lower maintenance costs over the lifespan of the courts.
Furthermore, one of the most important characteristics of any squash court is the rebound. Any player wants an accurate, precise rebound, following a simple rule of physics: angle of impact to the wall equals the angle of rebound. It is extremely disturbing and discouraging for any squash player to have a ball not come back as calculated. The simple solution to that consists of a court system that has no visible joints and one flat surface that is not prone to cracks or breaks. Prime Floor KSA uses a special coating and large, engineered wooden panels that go over the entire length of the courts, which we install under the strictest regulations and backed with a full warranty.
This ensures that the ball rebound is always the same and follows the rules of physics without any unexpected alterations for a smooth, enjoyable game of squash where technique and clean shots are rewarded. We also offer the same guarantees for any type of walls we install.
As mentioned above, the main reason for clear squash court specifications is safety. These squash court specifications are not only intended to ensure the same playing characteristics but also to provide a safe playing environment for all the players. One of the most important parts is the glass, used for the squash court. The squash court glass specifications clearly state that a 12mm security glass must be used to avoid dangerous glass breakage when players fall against a glass back wall. Security glass is a special glass that falls into tiny pieces when it breaks. This reduces the risk of dangerous cuts to virtually zero in case the glass should break.
Double, white powder coated glass for better visuals, with polypropylene insulation between itself and aluminum hardware, our double glass, in addition to having polished edges, is attached directly to the doors which makes them firm and durable as specified in the Federal Requirements. The white powder coating is baked during manufacturing, which creates a permanent ceramic frit, thus providing better visual aid when the ball is bouncing over the court. Our glass is tested for safety and ability to endure ball pressure and hits, and all certifications can be provided upon request.
The same applies to the back wall. Glass has become the standard for back walls to increase the visibility of the sport. Most glass back walls require glass fins that are mounted at a 90° angle to the main glass back wall. The door and the glass fins are connected with the glass back wall by brackets or fittings. These brackets and fittings are either made of plastic, steel or aluminum. Our glass doors have an aluminum hardware, a material which is more resilient than nylon ones used by other companies. We also have accessorized our doors with a stabilizing fin and a wrap-around feature to avoid door sagging. While plastic is certainly the cheapest option, it is also the option that wears out the quickest leading to loose connections and even glass breakage. Steel is rather bulky and heavy but more resistant. The ideal combination of both aforementioned materials is aluminum. It’s light and resistant.
Whether for floors, walls, or glass doors, we can install any option of material you like, but we will always give you the best recommendations, based on the World Squash Federation’s certifications and regulations, which we also comply with during the installation process, in order to guarantee a safe and enjoyable court.