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Creating the platform

The management of a tennis court

The building of a tennis court needs a special attention to the foundation on which the playing surface will be laid.

 

The first phase consists in creating a platform sunken, flat, stable, adjusted to within 3 cm in accordance with standard NF P90-110.

 

A riprap will be necessary when the slope of the talus is important. This significantly reduces the height of a talus..

 

Working with the natural terrain, and in accordance with the geological information, a layer will be put down, giving the existing soil the bearing capacity necessary to support the court.

This is to keep an almost constant  humidity to the clay and avoids the phenomenon of “necking – swelling” detrimental to stability of tennis.

A drainage system, placed on the platform, will collect and carry away the rain water.

The second phase, consits in building the infrastructure which is the foundation layer. A carefully adjusted blocking filter will be put in place.

At last, following the topography of the terrain, it is essential to anticipate the collection of the water dripping from the exterior of the court. 

After this earthwork, the porous concrete slab can be poured in place.

EARTHWORK

It consist to create a platform sunken, flat, stable, adjusted to within 3 cm in accordance with standard NF P90-110. The platform 19 mx 37 m excavation will be conducted in leaving the possibility to create an aisle of a meter wide around the court.

RIPRAP

The riprap is necessary when the slope of the talus is important. It significantly reduces the height of a talus, which prevents soil erosion by his side and brings by its mineral aspect the aesthetics desired.

LAYER OF CONSOLIDATION

Working with the natural terrain, and in accordance with the geological information, a layer will be put down, giving the existing soil the bearing capacity necessary to support the court.
It consist to implement a quarry material 0/60 to a thickness of 0.25 m, carefully compacted and adjusted to keep an almost constant humidity to the clay and avoids the phenomenon of “necking – swelling” detrimental to stability of tennis.

DRAINAGE

It is to create the trenches will be asked where the drain connected to a collector outside the end of the court. This drainage is essential, it retrieves the entire rain water of the court.

INFRASTRUCTURE

is a foundation layer, consisting of the provision and implementation of a blocking filter carefully regulated.

RAINWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM

A drainage system, placed on the platform, will collect and carry away the rain water.
Following the topography of the terrain, it is essential to anticipate the collection of the water dripping from the exterior of the court.