Padel courts and 5-a-side soccer fields in a 5 star facility
Oujda is a busy and historical city in the north-east of Morocco, home to 500.000 people. Oujda is known by the excellency of the inhabitant. Students in baccalaureate and engineering schools are known as the best in Morocco. The sports infrastructure in Oujda is composed of a municipal stadium, an Olympic venue, the Honneur Stadium of Oujda, built in 1976, the sports complex ‘Rock’ including a rugby stadium, a tennis complex in the park Lala Aicha and a golf course and two sports halls.
5-a-side is relatively recent in the area, and was started by Ibrahim Ammari in 2016. The facility, supplied by Wsbsport, suddenly became a must-go in the city, and Ibrahim has decided to invest in a larger sport complex, that includes more 5-a-side fields as well as padel, the new racquet sport that is becoming a trend in Europe.
WSBSPORT assisted Mr. Ammari with the preparatory groundworks. Our technical department designed the foundations for the fields and the platforms for the padel courts, that were subsequently contracted to a local entreprise for construction.
The padel fields were built on concrete platforms, equipped with the appropriate slopes, which make it possible to have an extremely hard and smooth playing surface, an indispensable feature for this type of game. The structures are equipped with 12mm tempered glass to maximize safety for the players, latest generation 12mm turf, and 8 x 150W LED spotlights each.
As for the 5-a-side fields, instead, it was decided to make curbs for fixing the walls and side poles, while the floor was made with stones, to allow vertical water drainage, and a layer of surface sand to regularize imperfections and give a 0.6% slope that contributes to the disposal of rainwater, avoiding excessive saturation of the subsoil.
The fields are 5 m high and have a size of 26×17 m with standard goal doors of 3×2. The structures that compose them are all hot-dip galvanized. For the coloring of the sandwich panels, an orange was chosen which, together with the glossy black of the structures, reflects the colors of the sports center logo.
All fields are equipped with automatic closing systems for entrance doors and LED lighting.