Clay courts

 

COMPOSITION a court made from a mixture which has at its basis the specific classified keramidochoma  (clay) and impurities that hold moisture and provide plasticity.

USES for tennis  that is highly demanding (the world’s largest tournaments are hosted on clay courts). It gives a non- tiring game and solves the problems of the controversial shots clearly after leaving the imprint of the ball.

FEATURES

COLOUR The natural color of  ceramic tile.

Line Color White.

MATERIAL for LINES Soft PVC.

APPEARANCE Anti-reflection, continuous (jointless) allows controlled slip on the athlete.

APPLICATION

The specifics on construction is such that require a specific methodology to ensure good behavior and maintenance of a clay court.  Our company is one of the few in Greece which has the necessary expertise and know-how for the construction and maintenance of such sites.

a. Boxing Trough (wall-to-bottom) For the construction of  a clay court a reinforced concrete trough is required. The perimeter walls

of these so called troughs will have a thickness of  20-25 cm and  height

25 cm above the ground. The bottom of the trough will have a hipped

uniform slope toward the center of the court with greater depth of 25 cm from the surface.

The drainage tube will be located at a depth of 25 cm from the final level of the court so that all the water evacuates. In this way we will always have some residual moisture in the tub which is especially important during the summer.

The troughs will be sealed using asphalt emulsion.

b. Ozone filtration.

A crushed material is laid (chippings) to a 15-20 cm thick layer

c. A carrier layer.

A crushed material is laid (gravel) at a constant  thickness of 10 cm

d. Dynamic layer.

Pumice stone is laid. 0-15 mm graded to a uniform thickness of 7-8 cm (after using a pressing roller 500-1000 kg and if necessary also sprinkle simultaneously).

e. Surface layer.

The surface layer is made from keramidochoma (clay) graded 0-2,5 mm Laying will be uniform, and 2.5 cm thick (after compression with a 200-600 kg roller until achieving the required stability). During compression the material will be splashed to blend better.

f. lines.

The lines will be made of synthetic material (soft PVC). Lines 5 cm thick are mounted on stakes for the reason of being fastened in all corners and intersections. The stakes are made of wood or aluminum.

MAINTENANCE

The clay court  is a “live” pitch. The roasted and ground soil remains in a good state as maintained (wetting and depression). If left without maintenance it will break, harden and wear away. The maintenance should be

a. In between matches.

b. At the end of the season.

The court is accompanied by accessories necessary for its functions and maintenance.

CONSTRUCTION TIME

A typical tennis court  takes four (4) to five (5) days for the pumice clay and the lines.

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