The Sioen Type I Fluomax membrane is the ideal membrane for small tensioned structures such as these Padel court covers in Alicante, Spain.
A very lightweight structure covers the two padel courts, it is a effective Textile Roof of a size of 22 x 22 meters with a height of 11 meters in the local sports Club El Vivero, in Badajoz. Tensile architecture is used successfully in sport halls and domes for small medium and large size structures. The Sioen membrane protects from direct and hard light during the warmest days exterior feeling and the possibility to play, even on rainy days without compromising the “outdoor” feeling.
The construction was designed by the Spanish architect Ignacio Sanches Gonzales, engineered by Carpartec and built by Emotravez. Sioen customer Carpatec is a Spanish company that specialises in the design, calculation, manufacturing and installation of all type of membrane structures and tents.
Their team of engineers, architects, installers and manufacturers are highly qualified and trained in each of the target specialties in mobile structures and architectural textiles. In close collaboration with Sioen membrane specialists, they chose the Sioen T1117F membrane for these Padel court covers. This membrane of the Sioen Fluomax range is a directly weldable PVC coated polyester membrane that is treated on both sides with a PVDF surface treatment. The membrane is low wick, flame retardant, anti-bacteria and UV treated and is very weather resistant.
Padel is a racquet sport. Padel is typically played in doubles on an enclosed court a third the size of a tennis court. Scoring is the same as normal tennis and the balls used are similar but with a little less pressure. The main differences are that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in the game of squash and that solid, stringless racquets are used. The height of the ball being served must be at or below the waist level.
The Padel court covers project is listed on the Carpatec website.