INDOOR TENNIS: WHY CHOOSE A TEXTILE COVER?
In the field of construction, textile architecture has many advantages for the implementation, operation and maintenance of buildings. This technique is also in line with the values of eco-construction, which allows for a reduction in environmental impact and energy savings. So, why is textile roofing interesting for a covered tennis court?
THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE
Textile architecture is interesting for many construction projects: customisable facades, metal-textile structures, sports halls… It stands out for its modern aesthetic aspect, which matches different volumes and enhances the light architecture. Other advantages of textile roofing make it possible to create durable buildings that are pleasant to occupy and economical in their use:
- Excellent mechanical strength with adjustable load-bearing capacity and tensile strength.
- Solid materials designed to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions: bad weather, heat waves, frost episodes, etc.
- Customised construction, depending on the surface to be covered and the desired colour.
In addition, a textile cover is easy to maintain: the presence of an anti-fouling varnish avoids too frequent interventions to clean it. It therefore preserves its durability and its insulating and protective properties.
WHAT ARE THE PRACTICAL ADVANTAGES OF A TENNIS COURT COVERED WITH A TEXTILE MEMBRANE?
Other advantages of the textile cover are particularly noteworthy in the context of a covered tennis court construction project. One of these is ambient lighting. Thanks to the translucency of the fabric, the playing areas receive an optimal amount of natural light, without creating a feeling of glare. This saves energy in the operation of the facility, while improving training and playing conditions with an even temperature and humidity level.
The textile cover also has a low thermal inertia. This avoids heat transfer to keep the covered areas cool in the summer. During the cold winter months, its insulating properties prevent energy loss and the creation of thermal bridges. This makes it easier to regulate the temperature of the courts. From the players’ point of view, they don’t have to worry about the weather conditions to play their favourite sport. Echo and acoustic reverberations are prevented to preserve their concentration.
MAKING A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT WITH A TENNIS COURT WITH TEXTILE COVER
Thanks to the involvement of the SMC2 teams, the construction of an indoor tennis court is also a guarantee of a desire to promote eco-construction. Like other materials used by SMC2, the textile membrane is fully recyclable. It has a low impact on the environment, is insensitive to the risks of oxidation and its translucency remains intact with minimal maintenance.
Designed to be adapted to modular wooden or metal-textile structures, the membrane is part of the dry process. The construction of a tennis court does not require cement, concrete or materials that require significant water consumption. The construction sites are fast, thanks to a pre-construction in factory.
In compliance with various eco-responsible labels and certifications (Effinergie+, BBCA, HQE or High Environmental Quality…), textile roofing requires few technical and human resources for easy deployment. The following points are also appreciated for the success of your project:
- A machined production process that ensures rapid delivery;
- The application of an anti-fouling varnish to reduce cleaning and maintenance interventions;
- A single or double wall installation system;
- Multiple integration possibilities for a court that covers one or more tennis courts.
For more information on the textile cover or on the tennis courts designed by our teams, do not hesitate to contact our experts.