Fiberglass vs Iron structure: why is Fiberglass the future in the padel court market?
To date, most of the Padel courts we see in clubs around the world are made of iron or steel, materials that ensure strength, stability and good availability, the market being dominated by these types of materials, with companies scattered all over the world. There is a padel court supplier, however, that, born in Italy in 2022, is already making a lot of talk, as it has been able to enter the Padel court market with an innovative and revolutionary material, different from all the others and that is becoming by leaps and bounds the number one antagonist of iron courts.
We are talking about NXPadel and its Fiberglass Padel Courts, an officially patented material that in a matter of a few months is really winning everyone over thanks to its countless advantages capable of bringing benefits to all stakeholders in the padel world.
In a world of iron and steel courts, then, Fiberglass aims to not only become the alternative to these materials, but also to carve out a central role for itself in the market since the advantages and benefits are now there for all to see.
For the less attentive, in this article we will review the differences between iron and Fiberglass structures and try to explain why NXPadel's is a real revolution in the industry.
Differences in playability
Anyone who has played Padel is familiar with the sensation of slamming one's body against the side meshes of the court in an attempt to retrieve an angled ball, and on iron courts, while very durable, it is not at all pleasant. Fiberglass, thanks to its extreme flexibility and elasticity, provides perfect shock absorption of players' bodies by even giving them a push inward on the court. Banging on a Fiberglass mesh, in fact reduces the risk of getting injured or hurt and makes the Padel Court a safe place as well as a true ally for the players.
Regarding playability, it should also be mentioned that on Fiberglass courts, the bounce of the ball on the meshes perfectly meets FIP parameters and there is no alteration in the bounce compared to classic courts around the world.
Differences in durability and maintenance
Fiberglass is a chemically anti-rust material and unlike iron is able to withstand all weather conditions, especially when installed near the sea, where saltiness is the number one enemy of padel courts. Therefore, NXPadel courts do not require extraordinary maintenance or repainting while maintaining a perfect aesthetic always. Also as mentioned above, the Fiberglass structure has a great deal of elasticity and resilience allowing the meshes to return to their initial position after impact with the players' bodies. On the other hand, it is different for iron structures, where it often happens that after repeated impacts, the mesh becomes deformed or warped thus forcing the club owner to have to replace it, obviously spending money and not being able to use the courts while waiting for maintenance.
Finally as far as installation is concerned, Fiberglass can make the life of Padel Court Installers and much easier. Compared to iron, it is in fact much lighter, which makes the work of installers quicker and easier, saving time and thus also money for the clubs and the installers themselves. In addition, the components of the Fiberglass structure are easily stackable with each other and take up less space both inside the warehouse but especially inside the containers. In fact, thanks to these features, it is possible to transport up to 7 complete courts in a single container, as opposed to 3-4 iron courts. Again, it is evident that transportation costs will be reduced to half as far as Fiberglass padel courts are concerned. Ultimately, NXPadel's Fiberglass padel courts are designed to have quick and easy installation. Thanks to the Rail System, Click and Fix and Flower Base technologies, The Padel Court Installation time support will be cut in half. In fact, the installation time of a Fiberglass court is about 2 days, compared to the 4-5 days it takes for an iron court.
Thanks to the Fiberglass Padel Courts, NXPadel is thus bringing a real revolution to the global market, knowing how to differentiate itself from what already existed and setting before it a challenge that, although unthinkable just a few months ago, it is now perfectly capable of meeting.