Pladek - traditional, attractive and durable tennis court surface
Pladek is a long-established playing surface that can be found in a wide variety of locations, from homes, schools, colleges, universities, tennis and sports clubs to superior courts in public parks.
What makes our Pladek surface popular is our attention to detail during the construction of a new sports facility. We pride ourselves in attention to detail at every stage of the construction process and, above all, in the way that our Pladek surface plays. It also allows us to roll and consolidate an even depth of surfacing layer, without deformation. The result is a smooth, even, well-rolled surface that provides consistent playing characteristics and low bounce.
Our specially formulated bitumen macadam provides a smooth well-compacted surfacing course ready to receive our Pladek acrylic colour coat finish. This is spray applied to the macadam by our dedicated team of technicians. The Pladek colour coating is specially formulated to provide improved grip by its use of silica-based additives that are incorporated into the colour coating at the time of manufacture. The Pladek finish reduces the surface friction of the court in a controlled manner, whilst retaining a sound grip for playing in the wet. However it may be slippery when just damp. We offer a range of Pladek colour options for the finished surface, together with line marking for your chosen sports. The Pladek colour coating is UV-resistant and protects the construction layers below from ultra-violet degradation and surface wear. The life expectancy of the completed project is therefore enhanced. With reasonable levels of after care and maintenance, it will give many years of consistent playing characteristics.
Our Pladek surface requires a low level of maintenance in order to maintain its optimal playing characteristics. The surface will benefit from the removal of leaves and debris as they may arise. Occasional deep cleaning, and moss-killing four times a year will maintain the porosity and matrix of the surface. Depending on usage, a Pladek surface will need to be re-sprayed after five to seven years. We offer ongoing maintenance, repair and after care for the complete range of sports surfaces.
PLADEK FACT FILE
BALL SPEED: Medium
BALL BOUNCE: Low
All dark green, two-tone green, or red and green as standard, Other colour combinations are available to order if required.
Good on dry or wet - but not at its best in damp conditions
Twelve to fifteen years, depending on levels of usage
Best for tennis and netball
Moss killing, deep clean, bindercoat and paint after seven years
En Tout Cas - The finest name in tennis court construction
Our tennis courts and sports surfaces are made and supplied by En Tout Cas - the original manufacturer of all-weather courts and sports surfaces. En Tout Cas was founded in 1909 and continues to be a byword for British-built quality and excellence.