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Standard Courts with fin glass back walls

Standard Courts Walls

When it comes to squash court design, two primary types emerge: Standard Courts, typically characterized by three solid walls and a glass back wall, and Glass Courts, also known as Show Courts, constructed entirely from glass.

Prior to the 1990s, squash courts were generally constructed with plastered white surfaces. However, a notable shift in this design paradigm occurred in the mid-1990s when prefabricated wall panels specially designed for squash courts came in the market. These modern walls contain sand-filled cavities, ensuring uniform ball bounce across the court's play area.

Single vs Doubles - Dimensions

While Singles Squash is the dominant form of the sport worldwide, constituting approximately 95% of all play, Doubles Squash has carved out a significant niche, especially in countries with advanced squash proficiency. There are various types of Doubles Courts in existence, each with its own dimensions.

It's important to note that all dimensions mentioned refer to the final inside dimensions of the court, and consideration must also be given to the varying wall thicknesses.

Squash Wall Thickness Variances 

WSF approves various types of walls for standard squash courts, each with its own specific construction thickness. This is a crucial architects need to consider, as the thickness of the walls can affect the finished size of the court.

Prefabricated squash walls for standard courts mainly fall into two categories. While both kinds offer sameplaying dynamics, their technical intricacies vary. It's crucial to decide on the wall type early in the planning stage, given its substantial influence on the overall design. It's not uncommon to see a blend of both wall types within a single court.

Singles and Doubles on the same court

The challenge of catering to both singles and doubles play on the same court is only possible by the installation of movable sidewalls in between two adjacent singles courts. This feature allows for the transformation of the space from two separate singles courts into one larger doubles court based on the specific requirements of the users.

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